RedHat 7.3 and Python2.2.1

Peter Hansen peter at
Mon Sep 2 20:43:59 CEST 2002

Doug Farrell wrote:
> I'm trying to install the latest version of Python
> (python2-2.2.1-1.i386.rpm) from the download page, and
> I'm having problems. When I run
> rpm -i python2-2.2.1-1.i386.rpm
> I get all kinds of conflict messages like this:
> file /usr/bin/pydoc2 from install of python2-2.2.1-1 conflicts with
> file from package python2-2.2-16
> probably hundreds of them in fact. Can anyone tell me what is going on
> here, as the site says the RPM I'm using is for RH7.3,
> which is what I'm using. If you can tell me what I'm doing wrong and
> how to address this, that would be great too! My ultimate goal is to
> also install wxPython for the python2.2.1 installation, so if anyone
> has some 'heads up' on that, I'd appreciate it.

Sounds like you already have a previous version of Python2.2 installed.
You should probably be using the "-U" option to update instead of
the "-i" option to install... or uninstall the previous one first.


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