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I have python 3.6.3 currently on my system(ubunut 16.04). but i found that python 3.6 is not supported on ubuntu 16.04 so i want to get python 3.5 on my system.

I installed it from here.

Can anyone tell in detail how to do that...

  • Please edit your question and include specific details about how exactly you installed the newer python version. – dobey Nov 15 '17 at 20:40
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Here, this should help.

Download python 3.5

cd /usr/src
wget https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.5.2/Python-3.5.2.tgz
sudo tar xzf Python-3.5.2.tgz

Install required packages

sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall \
libreadline-gplv2-dev libncursesw5-dev libssl-dev \
libsqlite3-dev tk-dev libgdbm-dev libc6-dev libbz2-dev

Install python

cd Python-3.5.2
sudo ./configure
sudo make altinstall

Now check the python version python -V

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Simplest way of installing and switching to other version of python is using pyenv.

# Get Pyenv
curl -L https://github.com/pyenv/pyenv-installer/raw/master/bin/pyenv-installer | bash

# add pyenv to ~/.bashrc
echo -e "export PATH="/root/.pyenv/bin:$PATH" \n eval "$(pyenv init -)" \n eval "$(pyenv virtualenv-init -)" " >> ~/.bashrc
source ~/.bashrc

# install python 3 via pyenv
pyenv install 3.5.6

# verify
pyenv versions

# pyenv local <version> : use this to set python version per directory.
# pyenv global <version> : use this to set python version globally.

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