Python version 3 is now the default python interpreter on Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop or Server release. However, if you need to install the older Python 2 version you can do that with a single
Operating System and Software Versions
- Operating System: – Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
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To install Python 2 version on Ubuntu 18.04 open up terminal and enter:
$ sudo apt install python-minimal
Check installed python version:
$ python --version Python 2.7.14+
Visit the following page if you need to install PIP tool for managing Python 2 packages.