How to install python on clean RH7.1 install
senux at senux.com.NOSPAM
Wed Jun 20 21:13:26 EDT 2001
>I'm trying to install Python 2.1-5 onto a newly installed RH7.1. The
>RH install was done pretty cleanly, so not a lot of the RPMs have been
>installed (I've installed some along the way, as dependencies came
>My quesions are these:
>1). Is it possible to "upgrade" the python 1.5.2 that is installed
>with RH7.1? (I couldn't easily avoid installing it - because it was a
>dependency for a lot of packages. That said, I cannot easily
>uninstall the RPM for 1.5.2).
Yes, there are may RPM packages which requires Python. So it's not easy
Python on RedHat Linux system.
>2). If not, what way is more or less a fail-safe way of installing
>python into a new directory. I have tried the following already:
>- installing from the src.rpm file -- the installer stopped short of
>creating the RPM file... something about it not finding a lot of files
>(that it was to have compiled). It made it through the check, and did
>about 5 minutes of compiling, then stopped.
>- installing from the rpm file. The dependencies failed were
>libcrypto, and libssl -- but I have NO idea where to find these
# rpm -qf /usr/lib/libcrypto.a
Try to install Python again after installing openssl* packages. I think
failed to build new rpm file fro *.src.rpm because the lib files are not
>Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
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