Prerequisite Packages and Compiling Python 3 on CentOS

What are the prerequisite packages for a complete python3 compilation install?

You will always get issues like Pip not being able to access pypi because the openssl module was not installed. Other things need the gcc compiler and such.

Recently I got this warning:

Could not import the lzma module. Your installed Python is incomplete. Attempting to use lzma compression will result in a RuntimeError.

It is very annoying

Install Prerequisites

yum groupinstall development
yum install zlib-devel gcc openssl-devel bzip2-devel libffi-devel xz-devel ncurses-devel sqlite-devel readline-devel tk-devel gdbm-devel db4-devel libpcap-devel expat-devel

Compile python

cd /opt
curl -O https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.8.3/Python-3.8.3.tgz
tar xzf Python-3.8.3.tgz
./configure
make
sudo make install

More Issues

There may be a warning after running make:

The necessary bits to build these optional modules were not found:
_curses               _curses_panel         _dbm               
_gdbm                 _sqlite3              _tkinter           
_uuid                 readline     

The following modules found by detect_modules() in setup.py, have been
built by the Makefile instead, as configured by the Setup files:
_abc                  atexit                pwd                
time                                                           

This post mentions that some more are required (which I retrospectively added above):

    sudo yum install yum-utils
    sudo yum groupinstall development
    # Libraries needed during compilation to enable all features of Python:
    sudo yum install zlib-devel bzip2-devel openssl-devel ncurses-devel sqlite-devel readline-devel tk-devel gdbm-devel db4-devel libpcap-devel xz-devel expat-devel

Even after that I still get:

    The following modules found by detect_modules() in setup.py, have been
    built by the Makefile instead, as configured by the Setup files:
    _abc                  atexit                pwd                
    time