Command 'python' not foundNo despair, the Python 2 is not installed by default but it is still available for installation.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to install Python 2
- How to switch Python 2 as a default python interpreter
Software Requirements and Conventions Used
|Category||Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used|
|System||Installed Ubuntu 20.04 or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa|
|Other||Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the
# - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
Install Python 2 on Ubuntu 20.04 step by step instructions
- To install Python 2 version on Ubuntu 20.04 open a terminal and enter one of the following commands:
$ sudo apt install python2 OR $ sudo apt install python-minimal
- Check your current Python version:
$ python2 -V Python 2.7.17
- Follow our tutorial on how to switch to Python 2 from Python 3 as a default version on Ubuntu 20.04. You may also be interested to install Python package manager on your Ubuntu 20.04 system.