OSMC and python 3.6

Hello, I need to installa python 3.6 (or higher) on my Raspberry Pi 3 running the latest OSMC version.

Right now, I have those python versions:

osmc@osmc3:~$ python
Python 2.7.13 (default, Sep 26 2018, 18:42:22)
[GCC 6.3.0 20170516] on linux2 

and

osmc@osmc3:~$ python3
Python 3.5.3 (default, Sep 27 2018, 17:25:39)
[GCC 6.3.0 20170516] on linux

If i run

sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade python3

I get this output:

python3 is already the newest version (3.5.3-1).

How can I install a more recent python3 version, without breaking anything?

Thanks!

1 Like

you can just install it as an alternative to the system versions

Thanks to all.
So, I basically can wait for OSMC to be updated to Debian Buster, or I can manually build Python 3.6 from source and install it alongside the shipped version.
if I decide to go with the second option, will I encounter any issue when OSMC will be updated and Python 3.6 will be the official version?

Thanks again.