On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 9:39 PM David Mertz <mertz@gnosis.cx> wrote:
As Skip pointed out to me privately, there are some minor limitations with this version.  E.g.:

% python
>>> import glob
>>> import sys
>>> print 'hello'
>>> print 2+2
>>> print 2*2
Unhandled exception: run-time error: integer overflow
Stack backtrace (innermost last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1

Huh.  I wonder what's different about my build:
$ /usr/local/cpython-0.9/bin/python
below cmd output started 2021 Thu Feb 18 10:24:00 PM PST
>>> 2*2
>>> print 2*2

You can download a script to build it and a bunch of other python versions at https://stromberg.dnsalias.org/~strombrg/cpythons/
It includes all the tarballs you should need, at least for Debian. I believe I used it on CentOS recently as well.  I haven't tried it on Ubuntu in a while.
It depends on https://stromberg.dnsalias.org/~strombrg/cobble.html - and I'd like to think that's its only external dependency.