Install Python 2 on Ubuntu

Python is a programming language created by Guido Van Rossum in 1990. Currently, it has two versions, Python 2 and Python 3. In this tutorial, I will guide you to install Python 2 on Ubuntu!

First, let’s download Python 2, the latest version at:

Currently, the latest version of Python 2 is 2.7.12 and its installation file is called Python-2.7.12.tgz.

After downloading, I put the Python-2.7.12.tgz file into the directory /home/khanh/Downloads, you can leave it anywhere.

Install Python 2 on Ubuntu

OK, now let’s get started!

Open Ubuntu Terminal and navigate to /home/khanh/Downloads.

We will extract the previous Python-2.7.12.tgz file using the following command:

A Python-2.7.12 directory will be created in /home/khanh/Downloads.

Install Python 2 on Ubuntu

Please move to this folder with the following command:

Then, do the following:


Install Python 2 on Ubuntu

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