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Why does my fedora shows python2.7 whereas i have python 3.6 installed in windows and how do i switch it to 3.6 in fedora?

asked 2017-07-06 13:19:52 -0500

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After dual booting my fedora 25 shows python 2.7 to be installed. How do i switch it python 3.6

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answered 2017-07-06 23:16:13 -0500

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Fedora 26 will ship with Python 3.6 as a link python3.

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answered 2017-07-06 15:48:18 -0500

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updated 2017-07-06 15:49:03 -0500

Fedora is actually transitioning all its python based tools to python 3, this effort hasn't yet been completed so python 2 is still installed by default alongside python 3 that is available through the symlink /usr/bin/python3, which currently points to /usr/bin/python3.5 in my system (F24).

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florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-07-06 20:52:02 -0500 )edit

For example dnf runs with python3. So python version 3 is an essential package for fedora.

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2017-07-07 01:48:46 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-08-14 07:59:35 -0500

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I suggest you don't mess with your system's default Python installation. If you type python -V you should get Python 2.7.13 and python3 -V -> Python 3.6.2 . If you change your default python path some applications such as PulseAudio equalizer won't start. Always use virtual environments if you wish to experiment with Python.

I don't know if this method is correct but it worked for me:

You can temporarily change your version with the command export PATH=<your_python_path>:$PATH. For example, if you have anaconda 3 installed in your home directory you should type: export PATH=~/anaconda3/bin:$PATH. Now you'll be able to do your python 3-anaconda stuff from this terminal like starting Spyder (Spyder &) with Python 3 instead of 2. This won't mess up your default Python settings, as it temporarily (only for this particular terminal session) changes the environmental variable PATH.

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answered 2017-07-06 15:41:32 -0500

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i got last version installed 3.5 on my fedora .. using terminal ! :
i hope this is what you looking for it

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