Phypton for Beaglebone

Hello

Can the beaglebone support the phypton 3.7

On Wed, 22 Aug 2018 07:20:54 -0700 (PDT),
hcasalncasal1963@gmail.com declaimed the
following:

Hello

Can the beaglebone support the phypton 3.7

  You seem to keep asking this (and have yet to correctly spell PYTHON).
The June 2018 image comes with

debian@beaglebone:~$ uname -a
Linux beaglebone 4.14.49-ti-r54 #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jun 15 22:14:13 UTC 2018
armv7l GNU/Linux
debian@beaglebone:~$ python --version
Python 2.7.13
debian@beaglebone:~$ python3 --version
Python 3.5.3
debian@beaglebone:~$

  Python 3.7 was only released June 27 2018 -- that is almost two weeks
AFTER the
http://debian.beagleboard.org/images/bone-debian-9.4-lxqt-armhf-2018-06-17-4gb.img.xz
image was built. Python 3.5.3 was released January 17 2017 -- I estimate
3.7 will show up on Debian sometime in late 2019.

  According to https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=python3.7 it
is currently in the testing release of "Buster", which will be the next
major Debian release. 3.6 is also in testing. Neither have been
"back-ported" to "Stretch" (which is the current OS release).

  Debian is not known for "bleeding edge" applications. Their goal is to
only release well-tested/stable applications.

  Ubuntu is known for bleeding edge, and looking at its package list
https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=python3.7 18.04LTS (bionic) has
a /beta/ release of Python 3.7, a formal release of 3.7 won't appear on it
for some time. The current 16.04LTS is running 3.5, and 18.04LTS has
non-beta Python 3.6.

  So -- not even Ubuntu currently provides what you are asking.

  If you want something newer on Debian, you will likely have to build it
yourself, from sources. Otherwise you will have to wait for Debian Buster
to be released, followed by the creation of images for the Beaglebone
(which will likely be a few months more after Debian release date). You
might be able to use the instructions at
https://www.scivision.co/compile-install-python-beta-raspberry-pi/ in order
to build your own Python release on the BBB, since both currently run
variations of Debian Stretch (note: at the time of that page, 3.7 was only
in beta; you'd now get the release source files). Do expect the process
time to be longer on the BBB, and make sure you are running on a large SD
card for all the scratch files that will be generated.

On Wed, 22 Aug 2018 12:24:19 -0400, Dennis Lee Bieber
<wlfraed@ix.netcom.com> declaimed the following:

might be able to use the instructions at
https://www.scivision.co/compile-install-python-beta-raspberry-pi/ in order
to build your own Python release on the BBB, since both currently run

  Just on a whim, I tried following those instructions. I started getting
"internal compiler error" "killed" part way through the "make" step. I
didn't bother digging deeper, but suspect I need to attach a USB hard-drive
and create a swap file/partition. GCC was probably running out of RAM (only
512kB vs recent R-Pi at 1024kB).