2 different python versions / how to install packages?

Nick Vargish nav+posts at bandersnatch.org
Sat Nov 22 22:18:53 CET 2003

I would install Python 2.3 in a seperate location from the system
version. The system version is probably in /usr/bin, so install Python
2.3 with "--prefix=/usr/local". 

Make sure /usr/local/bin is before /usr/bin in your PATH. Then, when
you run configure for the extensions you want to install, the
configure script should pick up /usr/local/bin/python, and all should
be well. 

You will also need to make sure /usr/local/bin is before /usr/bin if
you use "#!/usr/bin/env python" in your scripts. Or you could just
explicitly say "#!/usr/local/bin/python" to make sure you're using the
"correct" version.


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