Update Python

How do I update Python? I have Version 2.7.9 and would like to install a newer version, 3.x.x.

Any particular reason that you want Python 3? The potential problem with having the two versions installed is that if Volumio uses any python calls (I don’t know if this is the case) then you are going to get naming conflicts. You could try “suck it and see”, but make sure that you experiment on a spare RPi that you don’t mind trashing the installation :wink:.

I’m playing with a little program in Python, and I see that in a short time they stop giving assistance to Python 2.xx. The commands are different between PY2 and Py3, I wanted to advance.
Your advice is valid, better not to break anything!

As we are still on jessie, the default will be Python 2.7 - you can check this with

ls -l $(which python)
/usr/bin/python -> python2.7

Jessie has Python 3.4 available so you could install it with

sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install python3 

This should retain your default python to 2.7 still - test it with

python --version
python3 --version

You can always switch the default version using the update-alternatives script, but I shall leave that as reading material for you to follow up!