View Full Version : After installing Python3.7 -> “A problem occurred when checking for the updates”

November 23rd, 2018, 10:54 AM

I recently installed Python3.7, and after that a red icon (stop sign) appears in my task bar with the message "A problem occurred when checking for the updates".
As far as I could inform myself, some link for Python is missing, and now everything is a mess among versions of Python in my computer.

When I do
python -V I receive python3.7 as output, and when I type
python3 -V, I also receive python3.7.

After typing
sudo update-alternatives --config python I obtain the following:

There are 3 choices for the alternative python (providing /usr/bin/python).

Selection Path Priority Status
* 0 /usr/bin/python2.7 2 auto mode
1 /usr/bin/python2.7 2 manual mode
2 /usr/bin/python3.5 1 manual mode
3 /usr/bin/python3.6 2 manual mode

After typing
sudo update-alternatives --config python3 I obtain the following:

There is only one alternative in link group python3 (providing /usr/bin/python3): /usr/bin/python3.6
Nothing to configure.

I just want by Python default, the version Python2.7, and by Python3 default, Python3.7. The others versions of Python, if I can remove them and are not needed is better.
How can I do that? Thanks.

Edit: I just wanted to add that all this started when I installed Python3.7 and Anaconda. Actually, when I write just
python in the terminal, it opens the following:

Python 3.7.0 (default, Jun 28 2018, 13:15:42)
[GCC 7.2.0] :: Anaconda, Inc. on linux
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.