How to install Python 3.6+ version in Kali Linux?

I need help. I newone in Linux OS and in Python at all.

I need to install python interpreter v. 3.6 for my current project. The reason is – lib, that i would like to use doesn’t work on 3.7+ I use Pycharm and want to set new environment with interpreter 3.6. I know that i can set it in settings/project/python interpreter. But i can see only python v2,v2.7,v3,v3.9. How can i add 3.6 version? Please, help)

command apt install python3.6 doen’t help me.

└─# apt install python3.6                                                                2 ⨯
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package python3.6
E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'python3.6'

About OS:

└─# cat /etc/os-release                                                                127 ⨯
PRETTY_NAME="Kali GNU/Linux Rolling"
NAME="Kali GNU/Linux"

Serge Ballesta helped me. Thanks a lot! Just for silly ubuntu users like me – “how to install some source distribution”

Extract the .tar.gz or (.tar.bz2) file with the following commands

tar xvzf PACKAGENAME.tar.gz

Navigate to the extracted folder using cd command


Now run the following command to install the tarball


sudo make install


Not all Unix distributions offer all Python versions. It is common to only have one Python 2.7.x version and one or two Python 3.y .

Normally Python 3 has a good ascending compatibility, so a Python 3.9 should run a Python 3.6 without any problem. If you really need a specific version, the desperate way is to get a source distribution from and build it locally. The downside is that this one will not participate in apt version control, so it will not be detected by third party application. But it is the only way I know to have a no longer distribution maintained version.

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