newbie-ness upgrade woes

Oleg Broytmann phd at
Thu Aug 9 17:44:31 CEST 2001

On Thu, 9 Aug 2001, nemir wrote:
> I hope you can forgive the newbie-ness of all this,  but I have decided to
> run with Python as my learn first programming language now that I have been
> told to run a redhat apache server.

   You are welcome!

> Lemme give you the rundown:
> Installed an out of the box RedHat 7.1 server (WITHOUT a GUI) which comes
> with Python 1.5.2.  A little outdated I thought, so I determined that now
> the rest of the box is stable I will upgrade.  I go get the Python-
> 2.1.1.tgz file,  run
> tar xfvz Python-2.1.1.tgz
> And it all uncompressed great.
> I CD to the new Python-2.1.1 directory.
> I try to run
> python install

   Instead, run


   Then go root and run

make install

   Hope this helps.

     Oleg Broytmann              phd at
           Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.

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