This tutorial will show how to install Python 2 for Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish. Python 2 has not been the default installed version on Ubuntu versions for a few years, but it’s still possible to install Python 2 and to install Python 2.7 on Ubuntu 22.04.
Follow the step by step instructions below to see how to install Python 2 and use it as the default Python interpreter on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to install Python 2 Ubuntu 22.04
- How to switch Python 2 as a default python interpreter
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|System||Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish|
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$ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Install Python 2 on Ubuntu 22.04 step by step instructions
- To install Python 2 version on Ubuntu 22.04 open a command line terminal and enter the following commands:
$ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install python2
- 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 22.04. You may also be interested to install Python package manager on your Ubuntu 22.04 system.
In this guide, we saw how to install Python 2 on Ubuntu 22.04. In particular, you saw how to install Python 2.7 on Ubuntu 22.04, which is the last release of Python 2, from April 2020. Although this version is now deprecated, it can still be installed and used for legacy purposes on Ubuntu and other Linux systems.