I'm attempting to install both the last version of python 2 which is currently 2.7.14 according to the site, and the latest for v3, even though I don't really need it. (Just to see if I can get any version of python to work)
I only truly need python 2 in order to run an old python program on Ubuntu.
I recently tried installing both versions in the following manner, first:
sudo apt-get install python2.7
After python 2 seems installed, I tried checking the version:
However, this input returns:
-bash: python: command not found
Same with python 3:
sudo apt-get install python3.6
I get another negative output when checking for the version.
-bash: /usr/bin/python3: No such file or directory
It seems like both versions don't fully install.
I must add an important fact though, the reason why I can't get to install and use any python version on my Ubuntu system is provably because I already removed python 3 previously in this doubtfull manner:
sudo apt purge python3.5-minimal
sudo apt-get remove python3.5
Wasn't doing the job for the removal of python 3 (It still fully functioned). I feel like I may have deleted something important while trying to propperly re-install python on my sistem.
Why I installed python 3 (Which I did get to work) if all I really need is python 2? The answer is, I didn't know I needed python 2 in order to run this python program, so I thought installing the latest version would be the wisest thing to do. However the developer informed me that the program can only run with python 2 (Once I found out I couldn't run it on 3). So I thought the best thing would be to remove python 3 entirely and install 2 instead, however this hasn't gone so well.
Could I get some orientation on how to propperly fix this mess and install python 2? All I really need is python 2 for executing a program from that version.
Ubuntu version: 17.04 Desired python version: 2.7.14 (Currently at the time of writing this is latest)
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