I am using Ubuntu 10.10 which comes by default installed with Python 2.6, however some applications that I want to use require 2.7 and I want to update.
How would I go about doing this?
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The Deadsnakes PPA is helpful for old and new versions of Python.
Lucid through Precise is supported with versions 2.x and 3.x available. Since you are looking for 10.10, the direct link is:
Update Ubuntu 10.10 sources (credit).
Because 10.10 is no longer supported.
sudo sed -i -e 's/archive.ubuntu.com\|security.ubuntu.com/old-releases.ubuntu.com/g' /etc/apt/sources.list sudo apt-get update
add-apt-repository command (credit):
This stops you from getting the
sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found error in the next step.
sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fkrull/deadsnakes sudo apt-get update
Install Python 2.7:
sudo apt-get install python2.7
$ python2.7 --version Python 2.7.4
sudo apt-get install python3.3
Same goes for python 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, etc.