How to install Python on Rocky Linux 8

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In this article, you will learn how to install Python on Rocky Linux 8 or other RPM based distros. #centlinux #linux #python

Install Python Prerequisites:

Connect with your Rocky Linux server as root user by means of a ssh client.

Install Python 3.10 prerequistes by using dnf command.

# dnf install -y curl gcc openssl-devel bzip2-devel libffi-devel zlib-devel tar wget make

Install Python on Rocky Linux 8:

Download tarball of Python 3.10 from their official website. You can use wget or curl command for this purpose.

# cd /tmp
# wget
--2022-04-23 21:46:50--
Resolving (, 2a04:4e42:48::223
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 19342692 (18M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘Python-3.10.4.tar.xz’

Python-3.10.4.tar.x 100%[===================>]  18.45M   751KB/s    in 20s

2022-04-23 21:47:11 (947 KB/s) - ‘Python-3.10.4.tar.xz’ saved [19342692/19342692]

Extract downloaded tarball as follows.

# tar -xf Python-3.10.4.tar.xz -C /opt/

Change to extracted directory of Python and configure the downloaded Python source according to your Linux operating system.

# cd /opt/Python-3.10.4
# ./configure --enable-optimizations

Install Python 3.10 by using following commands.

# make -j 2
# make altinstall

Verify the version of installed Python as follows.

# python3.10 -V
Python 3.10.4

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In this article, you have learned how to install Python on Rocky Linux 8 or other RPM based distros.

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