Hello, friends. There are tutorials that sometimes you think you do not need but come the moment gives us a headache. Today, you will learn how to get Python 3.10 on Rocky Linux 8 / Alma Linux 8 / Fedora 35 quickly and easily.
What’s new in Python 3.10
Python is perhaps the most popular programming language in the world. And it is one of the main components of any Linux distribution.
So, it’s no wonder that many developers require the latest stable version to test or improve their applications.
In this sense, Python 3.10 includes interesting new features such as
- Parenthesized context managers
- Better error messages
- Parameter Specification Variables
And many more that you can read in this link.
How to get Python 3.10 on Rocky Linux 8 / Alma Linux 8 / Fedora 35
In this tutorial, we will not replace the version of Python that the system has. Instead, we will install it in parallel to avoid problems. This also favors the developers that will be able to choose between one or another version for their programs.
First, in a terminal or SSH session, update the whole system to avoid issues.
sudo dnf update
Now install some packages needed to make the post.
sudo dnf install wget yum-utils make gcc openssl-devel bzip2-devel libffi-devel zlib-devel
These packages are varied, from downloadable tools to compilers and libraries.
After we have the dependencies covered, we can download Python 3.10.
Now unzip it using the
tar xzf Python-3.10.2.tgz
Instantly access the folder that has been generated
Then, configure it with some extra options.
sudo ./configure --with-system-ffi --with-computed-gotos --enable-loadable-sqlite-extensions
Now compile it by running
And perform an alternative installation of Python so as not to replace the system version.
sudo make altinstall
After the process finishes, you will be able to verify the installed version.
Once you have installed PIP, which is the Python package manager.
This way, we will have Python 3.10 installed and ready for you to use it in your programs.
Python is essential for many developers who see it as the base language for their applications. If we take this to a global level, we will realize that Python is present in almost all our lives. Well, today we have shown you how to install version 3.10 on a system as popular as Fedora 35 / 34 or Rocky Linux 8.