Ubuntu 16.04 wrong default Python version

May 11, 2016 10.5k views
DigitalOcean Python Ubuntu 16.04

Ubuntu 16.04 made Python 3 the new standard, while Python 2 shouldn’t even be installed by default.

On my 16.04 droplet version 2.7 starts up by default, v3 is also there but it has to be called specifically.

Just wondering why DigitalOcean changed the default version back to 2.7
Is there a specific reason for this?

  • What makes you think they did that? What location did you create your droplet in? Did you use 32-bit or 64-bit?

    Right now, the most likely answer is because you installed it yourself. The stock image does not include Python 2.

  • I used the standard distribution image Ubuntu 16.04 x64 for my droplet

  • What about the location?

3 Answers

just installed another 16.04 image for testing and now python is not included at all
well, I guess this was an isolated incidence then

DO image of 16.04 doesn’t include any python version by default

After retracing all steps I noticed Lets’s Encrypt SSL installer includes Python v2.7 (facepalm)

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