Install Python 3.8 on CentOS 6 from source

To install Python 3.8 on CentOS, you need to install OpenSSL as the one installed by CentOS from yum is very old.

Now edit file

at end of the file, add

Make the settings active with command

Now we can install Python 3.8 with

Now python 3.8 will be available in your system under /usr/local/bin

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  • Hello Friend,

    Thank you so much for the detailed post, when it comes to open-source, I have taken useful articles like this but did not take time to THANK the person who posted such information on internet. THANK YOU so much for providing the steps for upgrading Open-SSL version!!

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