Python 1.5.x vs Python 2.x.x
fperez528 at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 13 00:42:57 CET 2001
Paul Rubin wrote:
> Fernando Pérez <fperez528 at yahoo.com> writes:
>> For some bizarre reason, redhat 7.2 includes two versions of pyhton with
>> 1.5 being the default.
> The reason may be that some of the red hat configuration scripts were
> written under python 1.5, and 2.1 broke backwards compatibility.
> In particular the "rand" module was renamed "random" and maybe changed.
good point. just yesterday I found out about that b/c I screwed up the
firewalling rules when installing a 7.2 box. Lo and behold, when I went
digging looking for the installer package (named anaconda), what I found was
a bunch of python scripts! The entire RedHat installer is a python system
(hence the name!). This was great, in a few minutes I was able to dig out
what the name of the underlying firewall configurator (lokkit) was and fixed
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