How can I install a different version of Python using apt-get?
Obviously I realise I can install using the source tar ball, however I would prefer not to install from source and instead use the package manager, as that's what it's there for. Surely somewhere reputable builds .deb files for the latest Python releases (why python.org don't is beyond me) that I can reference.
What do I need to do to reference them and what issues might it create when upgrading to the next version?
If there is no way except for building from source, is there a (pseudo) package that I can can install that will provide all of the dependencies needed without having to find and install each individually? So that I don't get:
The necessary bits to build these optional modules were not found: _bz2 _curses _curses_panel _dbm _gdbm _lzma _sqlite3 _ssl _tkinter readline zlib