Manging multiple Python installation

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Thu Sep 8 04:08:13 CEST 2005


Andy Leszczynski wrote:
> Jeremy Jones wrote:
> 
>>Andy Leszczynski wrote:
>>
>>Download the source, untar, cd to the new directory, run:
>>
>>./configure --prefix=/opt/mypython
>>make
>>make install
> 
> Is there any way to pass the prefix to the "make install"?

Is passing it to the configure script a problem?

> Why "make" 
> depends on that?

I think that parts of the configuration depend on knowing the ultimate
installation location. Specifically, you might have problems building
extension modules using distutils.

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