Jun 20, 2024

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How to Set Up a Programming Environment for Python on AlmaLinux 9

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Abdelhadi Dyouri
Installing Python on AlmaLinux 9 is a simple process. This article will guide you through the installation process, and you’ll also set up a Python virtual environment as a bonus! Python is a versatile programming language you can use to create web applications, desktop applications, scripts, and many other types of programs. It is also a popular language for scientific computing, data analysis, artificial intelligence, and more. Basically, you can do almost anything with it. AlmaLinux is a production-grade enterprise operating system that is binary-compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It was initially released on March 2021 by CloudLinux to provide a community-supported spiritual successor to CentOS Linux. In this tutorial, you'll set up a programming environment for Python 3 on your AlmaLinux server. Python on AlmaLinux

Installing Python on AlmaLinux 9 - Prerequisites

Before you install Python on AlmaLinux, you need:
  • Basic knowledge of the Linux command line.
  • An AlmaLinux 9 server with a non-root user with sudo privileges. You can get affordable, and powerful AlmaLinux servers from our website, and you can check out our How to access your server using SSH guide to learn how to access your server and create a sudo user.

Step 1 - Updating your System

Before installing Python on Alamalinux, you first need to update the packages to the latest available versions using the following command:
sudo dnf update -y
Once the update is done, you should see the following output: python on almalinux: updates

Step 2 - Installing Python on AlmaLinux 9

To install Python 3.12 on your AlmaLinux server, first install the packages necessary to build Python 3.12 using the following command:
sudo dnf install gcc openssl-devel bzip2-devel libffi-devel zlib-devel wget make tar -y
You should see the following output:
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