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The question is on the title XD How do I Install Kivy for python 3.4 on my raspberry? Is that possible? I tried using the https://kivy.org/docs/installation/installation-rpi.html guide but thats only for python 2 users.

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I had the same question, and raised a similar question ( Installing Kivy on Raspberry Pi 3 and making it work with Python 3.4 ); I think I've found the answer ( https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/66192/65991 ), so I'll try sharing it here as well:


EDIT : this MAY BREAK other software dependent on Python2, so please beware.
EDIT2: step 4 onwards should alleviate the possible damage from the temporary switch.


I think I've managed to find a solution for this:

  1. Referring to this page, set default Python to 3.4 (per-user or system-wide, according to your needs):

    How to change from default to alternative Python version on Debian Linux https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-change-from-default-to-alternative-python-version-on-debian-linux

    At this point, python --version should give you Python 3.4.2.

  2. Follow instructions on the regular Kivy Install Page:

    User’s Guide » Installation on Raspberry Pi
    https://kivy.org/docs/installation/installation-rpi.html

  3. Test run a python script with Kivy use, using the python command, and see if the log shows the likes of

    [INFO   ] [Kivy        ] v1.9.2.dev0, git-388651a, 20170423  
    [INFO   ] [Python      ] v3.4.2 (default, Oct 19 2014, 13:31:11)
    

If you have changed the system-wide default Python, then do the following as well, to minimize any damage to other applications:

  1. Referring to the page in step 1, run

    # update-alternatives --config python

    and select the python2.7 path as your default python.

  2. Check that python --version gives you Python 2.7.9 and that python3 --version gives you Python 3.4.2 at this point.

  3. Test run the script in step 3, but using python3 instead, and check that it works as in step 3.

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You can get a fresh raspberry pi image with kivy preinstalled at http://kivypie.mitako.eu/kivy-download.html. It really saved me tons of effort and errors. Note: read the description under the download. It may state some useful info.

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