How-To Install Python 3.7 on Centos 7.5

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Centos 7.5 ships with the outdated Python 2.7 but the current version is 3.7. This guide will show you how to install Python 3.7 on Centos 7.5 in just a few easy steps.

Install Requirements

Run the following command to install prerequisites for Python 3.7

yum install gcc openssl-devel bzip2-devel  libffi-devel

Download Python 3.7

Lets download Python 3.7 to our server and extract it.

cd /usr/src
tar xzf Python-3.7.0.tgz

Install Python 3.7 on Centos 7.5

Installing is as easy as running the following commands:

cd Python-3.7.0
./configure --enable-optimizations
make altinstall

now we can clean up the downloaded file:

rm -f /usr/src/Python-3.7.0.tgz

and now we can test to make sure it was installed correctly:

python3.7 -V

Which should return:

Install Python 3.7 on Centos 7.5

You now have the latest version of Python installed on Centos 7.5!

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