Commit c3dd715a authored by Marco Malavolti's avatar Marco Malavolti
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Add howto install Python 3.8.x from source

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# HOWTO Install and Configure
# Install Python 3.8.x
1. Update the system packages:
* `sudo apt update ; sudo apt upgrade -y`
2. Install needed packages to build python:
* `sudo apt install build-essential zlib1g-dev libncurses5-dev libgdbm-dev libnss3-dev libssl-dev libreadline-dev libffi-dev`
3. Download the last version of Python 3.8.x from
* `sudo wget -O /usr/local/src/Python-3.8.3.tar.gz`
4. Extract Python source package:
* `sudo cd /usr/local/src/`
* `sudo tar xzf Python-3.8.3.tar.gz`
5. Build Python from the source package:
* `sudo cd /usr/local/src/Python-3.8.3`
* `sudo ./configure --enable-optimizations`
* `sudo make -j 4`
6. Install Python 3.8.x (without replacing the system `python3` command) under `/usr/local/bin/python3.8`:
* `sudo make altinstall`
* `python3.8 --version`
7. Create link of Python3.8 for scripts:
* `sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/python3.8 /usr/bin/python3.8`
* `sudo apt install chromium chromium-l10n git jq`
* `python3 -m pip install --user --upgrade pip virtualenv`
* `python3 -m venv eccs2venv`
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