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How do I get my hands on Python 3.10 on Oracle Linux 8.6?

User_4UR8O Member Posts: 2 Green Ribbon

I'm new to Oracle Linux and to deploying professionally in general, but I'm wondering why the YUM repos do not seem to include the latest version of Python which was released in October of last year.

Is there a specific reason 3.10 is held up, or is it just a normal delay in the release cycle? Assuming the latter, is there a place where I can read more about the cycle?

Also, if anyone can suggest a 3rd party repo with a compatible Python 3.10 package or a place to look for one, I would really appreciate hearing about it.

I realize building from source is an option, but I'm having trouble keeping the process from failing. It's not my turf, and I would really rather avoid building packages myself in the first place since I expect to set up and drop different systems with changing dependency trees rather frequently, not to mention, primarily develop applications rather than maintain systems.

Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.

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