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Determining latest stable version for download

1) https://www.python.org/downloads/ has release information. Based on that
you would currently want 3.7.2. Make sure you actually download 3.7.2 and
not 3.7.2rc1.
2) The tarfiles are not distro-specific. For Linux there are really only
two options: Python-3.7.2.tar.xz and Python-3.7.2.tgz. The only difference
is that one is compressed with xz and the other is compressed with gzip.
Pick the .xz unless you're unable to decompress it.

On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 12:43 PM Tim Johnson <tim at akwebsoft.com> wrote:

> Some time in the near future I will want to install the latest
> current stable version of python on a remote server. I anticipate
> that I will either use wget from the server shell or download to my
> workstation and transfer via FTP. I will need source to compile.
> I see python source at https://www.python.org/ftp/python/.
> How do I determine the following?
> 1) Latest current stable version of python 3*
> 2) Correct tarfile for linux - at this time I assume it will be
>    linux centOS
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