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Installing and Managing multiple Python versions on Ubuntu 22.04

Ubuntu 22.04 is the second LTS version of Ubuntu that drops Python2 support, and come fresh out of the box with Python 3.10.6. But what if you’ve written apps intended for a newer version of Python or you would want to run apps written for an older version of Python, or even you would want to run multiple apps along multiple versions of Python on Ubuntu 22?

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Install Python 2.7 and Pip on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish

The problem

The Python Software Foundation declared Python 2 End of Life (EOL) on January 1, 2020, and ended support. Python 2.7.18 was the final release of Python 2, released in April 2020. No version of Python 2 will receive updates, not even for critical security vulnerabilities. Thus, Python 2 has not been the default installed version on Ubuntu versions for a few years so far. Ubuntu 20.04 is the first LTS version of Ubuntu to drop Python2, coming fresh out of the box with Python 3.8.5.

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