custom python3.x install (on mint)

follow instructions from: http://grahamwideman.wikispaces.com/Python-+Installation+on+Linux

note the following:

  • use (latest) python version that you want
  • use configure prefix path valid for your version
  • make install for adding binaries to /bin (adding to $PATH variable) and make altinstall for side-by-side install
  • create link:
    ln -s /opt/python3.5/bin/python3.5 /usr/local/bin/python3.5
  • need to compile libraries as well… to be continued
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