Unable to install pyhton 3.7 version on ubuntu 16.04 error Couldn't find any package by regex 'python3.7

I have installed python 3 through this command

sudo apt-get install python3

and when checked the version using python3 -V

it was python 3.5.2

I wanted to install python version 3.7, and when tried the following

sudo apt-get install python3.7

I got he following error

E: Unable to locate package python3.7 E: Couldn’t find any package by glob ‘python3.7’ E: Couldn’t find any package by regex ‘python3.7’

any help will be highly appreciated, many thanks, Hayat

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Have you tried running python3.7 --version instead of only python3?

If this still does not work what I would suggest is following these steps here:

  • Run a quick update and install the following package:
apt update
sudo apt install software-properties-common
  • Add the following to your source list:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deadsnakes/ppa

Note: In case that you get prompted just press Enter to continue

  • After that install Python 3.7 with the command that you’ve specified in your question:
sudo apt install python3.7

Then again test this with:

python3.7 --version

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby

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