7.11. Python-3.9.0

The Python 3 package contains the Python development environment. It is useful for object-oriented programming, writing scripts, prototyping large programs, or developing entire applications.

Approximate build time: 1.2 SBU
Required disk space: 353 MB

7.11.1. Installation of Python

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Note

There are two package files whose name starts with python. The one to extract from is Python-3.9.0.tar.xz (notice the uppercase first letter).

Prepare Python for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/usr   \
            --enable-shared \
            --without-ensurepip

The meaning of the configure option:

--enable-shared

This switch prevents installation of static libraries.

--without-ensurepip

This switch disables the Python package installer, which is not needed at this stage.

Compile the package:

make

Install the package:

make install

Details on this package are located in Section 8.49.2, “Contents of Python 3.”