Red Hat and Python¶
- Red Hat contributes to Python upstream.
- Red Hat is a Diamond sponsor of the PSF
See also: Python in Fedora.
Python shipped with RHEL¶
|RHEL 6||Python 2.6|
|RHEL 7||Python 2.7|
|RHEL 8||Python 3.6|
How to install Python 3 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 by Rob Terzi (August 2018).
The Python shipped with RHEL is supported as long as RHEL: RHEL Life Cycle.
Python 2 has been deprecated: Python 2 will be replaced with Python 3 in the next Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) major release.
Python packages in RHEL¶
- python3: Python 3.6
- python2 (Module): Python 2.7
Currently supported (last update: 2018-04-23):
|Python version||Supported RHEL|
|Python27||RHEL 7, RHEL 6|
|Python34||RHEL 7, RHEL 6|
|Python35||RHEL 7, RHEL 6|
No longer supported:
Software Collections support: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/rhscl
Support shorter than RHEL support.
Python27 will likely be supported at least until 2020.