Installing new version, erasing previous versions of Python

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Tue Dec 21 23:57:20 CET 2004

David Smith wrote:

> If I understand the above correctly, 1) "make install" and "make altinstall" use
> the same process, the only difference being the man page update, and the hard
> link


> 2) that previous versions of python are not deleted.  Therefore I should be able
> to install 2.4 without deleting 2.2.2.


> If I wish to delete 2.3.4, I have to rm -r the appropriate directories.  Any caveats?
> Is there any crosstalk between 2.2.2 and 2.4 modules?

nope (unless you've moved things around, or tinkered with the python paths)


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