I want a Python Puppy !
lycka at carmen.se
Wed Dec 14 18:40:11 CET 2005
Claudio Grondi wrote:
> I have some trouble to understand how Python works
> on it because it is not organized as on Windows (e.g. there is no [Lib]
> directory under the [Python2.4] one)
I guess it's at /usr/lib/python2.4
It's Windows which is odd by the way... Linux is organized in a way
which is very similar to most other platforms where Python can be
> and I failed to start Idle (can't
> access idlelib) after a longer time of searching for a file to start
> it. At least the Python command line runs when I type \>python in the
> console window and some of the Tkinter examples run too.
I need more feedback to answer this. Doesn't it work to run this
from a terminal window?
> Compared to Suse installation DVD full packed with data, Ubuntu Linux is
> limited to a CD - I don't have enough experience to tell if it good or
> bad, but it seems, that Ubuntu supports less software packages then
> Suse. Does it matter, when one has the option to install software by
> compiling source code distributions?
If you use the normal hard disk install, you'll be able to get a lot
of software from the net, it you have an internet connection that can
deal with moderate software downloads.
> Currently Ubuntu is my favorite, because it seems to be at the moment
> the only Linux distribution supporting already Python 2.4.2 out of the
> box, so maybe it is worth to dig deeper into it for the purpose of
> installing it on a harddrive. Anyone here who uses Ubuntu for developing
> larger Python projects?
Well, I do my big projects at work, using mainly Red Hat, but I use
Ubuntu at home, and would prefer that here to if I had a choice.
> Probably I have much to try and learn before I can start on it and
> succeed, so "I want a Python Puppy" is still open for beeing provided.
I'd try Ubuntu for a while...
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