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Chapter 7. Setting up to Develop Applications Using Python

The Python language version 2.7.5 is available as part of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

  • Newer versions of the Python interpreter and libraries (including a newer version of Python 2.7) are available as Red Hat Software Collections packages. Install the package with the desired version according to the table below.

    # yum install package

    Python versions corresponding to Red Hat Software Collections packages


    Python 2.7


    Python 3.6


    Python 3.8


    The python27 software collection is an updated version of the Python 2 packages in RHEL 7.

  1. Install the Eclipse integrated development environment which supports development in the Python language. Eclipse is available as part of Red Hat Developer Tools. For the actual installation procedure, see Using Eclipse.

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