REPOST: Re: Python 1.5.x vs Python 2.x.x

David Glasser news at
Fri Dec 28 12:49:03 EST 2001

Paul Rubin <phr-n2001d at> wrote:

> I haven't used it in my own code.  Some of the Red Hat configuration
> scripts use it.  I found that out when I installed Python 2.1 on my
> Red Hat system, replacing Python 1.5, and the installation scripts
> broke because they could no longer import "rand".  Grr, growl, gnash.

I'm just sort of curious -- why do *configuration scripts* need to get
random numbers?  Does Red Hat only have a 50% chance of installing
certain packages?

David Glasser
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