Why to install Python2
Most of the applications are now shifted to Python3 and becoming re-written source code. But somehow, some of the not evolving scripts which were written on Python2 needs to be executed with the help of Python2.
To install Python2
sudo apt install python-minimal
The above command will download the Python2 last version (2.7.15).
Check the version using the following command
To check python3 version
To manage the Python packages we need to install pip.
Install pip for python2
a new file named get-pip.py will be downloaded.
Then execute the following command in the terminal
Now, you have installed pip for python2
I am going to download a python2 supported package using pip for python2 In my case, wikitools
python2 -m pip install wikitools