system requirements for python 2.4

Dave Reed drlinux at
Tue Dec 14 01:00:10 CET 2004

On Monday 13 December 2004 18:17, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> ben wrote:
> > I'm trying to upgrade python from 2.2 to 2.4 on a RH9 system, and 
> > find any rpm that will let me install it.
> > Is FC3 required for python 2.4?
> No. However, you may have to build Python yourself. Try using the 
> RPM; if that fails to work, either correct the spec file, or build
> directly from the pydotorg sources.
> Regards,
> Martin

And you don't want to install an rpm with 2.4 that overwrites the 2.2 
version that came with Red Hat. Many of the Red Hat configurations 
tools rely on the existing 2.2 version so you need to keep it there.

You want to install python 2.4 somewhere else (/usr/local is the usual 

It really isn't difficult. Grab the .tgz file and untar it, cd into the 
python directory, execute "./configure; make;make install" assuming you 
have write permissions on /usr/local; if not su to root before doing 
"make install".


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