Installing Python modules as RPMs when there are 2 interpreters installed!

Jeff Epler jepler at
Tue Mar 4 02:51:23 CET 2003

On Mon, Mar 03, 2003 at 01:26:37PM -0800, John wrote:
> I have a Linux machine (Red Hat 7.2) that has Python 1.5. I installed
> Python 2.2 later. It is problematic to remove 1.5 since quite a few
> tools depend on it. Now I need to install some modules (as RPMS) on
> 2.2 for my work. But they are getting installed on 1.5. How can I
> specify 2.2 as the target.
> Thanks
> -- 

I think this is the magic incantation:
    python2 bdist_rpm --python=/usr/bin/python2


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