Safest upgrade path?

Robert Oschler Oschler at
Fri Aug 30 17:33:23 EDT 2002

"Gerhard Häring" <gerhard.haering at> wrote in message
news:slrnamvhfj.2ec.gerhard.haering at
> Robert Oschler wrote:
> I'd recommend to compile Python yourself to install it in /usr/local. Then
> compile and install all the third-party packages you need with your Python
> in /usr/local/bin. In a word: don't use RPM for Python stuff.


Ok.  I saw a document:

on installing python from sources.  In it there are several libraries being
shown (e.g. curses).  I installed 2.1.1 from RPM's so how can I find out
what libraries I need to include?


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