Ubuntu 16.04 wrong default Python version

Posted May 11, 2016 12.8k views
DigitalOceanPythonUbuntu 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?


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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)