Python version mismatch, Azure Web App(Linux) selected 3.8 but via ssh still appears as 2.7

Shamith Lokuge 21 Reputation points

I have created a web app(Linux) on Microsoft Azure and choose Python 3.8 as the configuration. Then I set up a deployment pipeline on Azure DevOps which deploys a django app into the web app(Linux). The deployment itself also runs fine, artifacts are copied and unzipped. But some errors are in the deployment. So when I SSH into the app and execute the python --version, it appeared as Python 2.7.13 instead of 3.8. Does anyone know how to update to 3.8? O else why is this behavior? How to come out of it?

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  1. Manu Philip 16,991 Reputation points MVP

    When creating the App Services on Azure Portal, specifying Runtime Stack as Python 3.8 will not automatically install Python 3.8 and set it as the default for your App Services on the server. You need to manually set up the version on for your App Services on Azure Portal.

    Refer the following page to set it manually

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