Step 1 – Prerequsities

Use the following command to install prerequisites for Python before proceeding to the next steps.

Step 2 – Download Python 3.6

Download Python using following command from python official site. You can also download the latest version in place of specified below. Now extract the downloaded package.

Step 3 – Compile Python Source

Now use below set of commands to compile Python source code on your system. We use –enable-optimizations option with configure command to enable additional supports like SSL, bz2 support. With make command altinstall, to install it as separate Python, This will not overwrite the existing installation. make altinstall is used to prevent replacing the default python binary file /usr/bin/python.

Step 4 – Check the Python Version

Finally, you have successfully installed Python 3.6 on your system. Let’s check the version installed of python using the below command. This will also configure PIP for you to install Python modules.