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What is Pyenv?
Pyenv is a fantastic tool for installing and managing multiple Python versions. It enables a developer to quickly gain access to newer versions of Python and keeps the system clean and free of unnecessary package bloat. It also offers the ability to quickly switch from one version of Python to another, as well as specify the version of Python a given project uses and can automatically switch to that version. This tutorial covers how to install pyenv on Ubuntu 18.04.
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What is a PPA?
A PPA (or Personal Package Archive) is a software repository provided by members of the Ubuntu Linux community. Software contained in a PPA can be downloaded and installed via apt, Ubuntu’s defacto package management system.
Typically, PPA’s will contain new or updated software to existing packages that may not be available from the official Ubuntu package repositories. This allows users to have more granular control over when specific software packages are updated on their systems. It is important to be discerning when utilizing PPA’s and to only add a PPA from a trusted source.
The best reason for adding software via a PPA, is the server will get automatic updates to the installed software when updates are run.
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