As you might know, starting from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Python 2 is no longer a dependency and not installed by default anymore. However, there are still some caveats:
- When installing Python using
apt install pythonit will still install Python 2
- When upgrading from an older Ubuntu version,
pythonwill still point to Python 2
The fix is simple: install the
sudo apt install python-is-python3
After installing this package, running
apt install python will give you Python 3 and if you had already installed Python,
python will now actually point to Python 3.
Finally, no more Python 2!