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How to Install Pyenv on Ubuntu 22.04

Due to the slowness of repositories or even lack thereof being updated with specific versions of Python, I’ve decided to move some of my environments over to Pyenv to allow me to dynamically install and configure Python specifically for my environment. As it turns out this will also allow VS Code to allow me to choose the version of Python that I’d like to use when testing. So, here’s a quick guide to installing Pyenv on Ubuntu 22.04

Steps to install Pyenv on Ubuntu 22.04

1. Update and Install Dependencies

We need to ensure our package cache is updated, and then install the dependencies to download, and build Python from Pyenv.

2. Install Pyenv using pyenv-installer

3. Configure user profile to use pyenv

Ensure the following is in your ~/.bash_profile (if exists), ~/.profile (for login shells), ~/.bashrc (for interactive shells), or ~/.zshrc

Optionally enable pyenv-virtualenv

4. Reload your profile

5. Install python using pyenv

6. Set your python version

pyenv shell <version>  — select just for current shell session
pyenv local <version>  — automatically select whenever you are in the current directory (or its subdirectories)
pyenv global <version>  — select globally for your user account

7. Validate your installation of python



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