How to install Python in a base Debian 7.4 Wheezy setup.
This article isn’t about my programming history, rather how to setup a really simple and clean Debian Linux server to begin teaching myself Python.
In my last article, I showed you how to setup a lean Linux server (Debian 7.4 Wheezy). Nothing fancy, just a terminal, SSH access, and that’s it.
This article, we are going to install Python so we can start teaching ourselves this language.
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1. Install Python on Debian 7.4 Wheezy
Let’s install Python and some other software tools and libraries.
apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get install libpq-dev python-dev libjpeg-dev libpng-dev
2. Test the Installation
To verify you have Python installed, run the following command:
Your output should look something like the following screenshot:
At this point, you have Python installed. Let’s get busy and start learning this language!
Question for You
What programming languages have you messed around with?