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Installing Pygame with Python 3.2 on Ubuntu 11.04

Okay, so I struggled for about an hour trying to get ‘ pygame ‘ run with Python 3 on my ubuntu 11.04 machine, so I decided to write a post about it.
By default, Ubuntu ships with Python 2.7 installed, so pygame gets installed with python 2.7.
To install it with python3, do the following:
1. Open up the terminal and type the following code:
sudo apt-get install python3-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev libsdl-mixer1.2-dev libsdl-ttf2.0-dev libsdl1.2-dev libsmpeg-dev python-numpy subversion libportmidi-dev
2. Then once all libraries are downloaded and installed, type:
svn co svn://seul.org/svn/pygame/trunk pygame

cd pygame

python3 setup.py build

sudo python3 setup.py install

3. That’s all! You can now run pygame with python3.

I have also updated this on the pygame website, so that no one falls into this trouble again! 😉