RELEASED Python 2.4.2 (final)

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Sep 30 12:35:50 CEST 2005


Fuzzyman wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Sep 2005 17:53:47 -0700, Bugs <dont at spam.me> wrote:
> 
> 
>>I downloaded the 2.4.2 Windows Binary Installer from python.org but when 
>>I try to run python.exe I get the following in the console:
>>--------------------
>>ActivePython 2.4.1 Build 247 (ActiveState Corp.) based on
>>Python 2.4.1 (#65, Jun 20 2005, 17:01:55) [MSC v.1310 32 bit (Intel)] on 
>>win32
>>Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>
>>--------------------
>>It says ActivePython 2.4.1 but I downloaded the 2.4.2 binary installer 
> 
>>from python.org and the python.exe executable I'm running is timestamped 
> 
>>9/28/2005 12:41PM...  Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
>>
> 
> 
> I had problems updating from activestate 2.4 to activestate 2.4.1
> 
> I think it was caused by not uninstalling the original. This does mean
> that even a *minor* version upgrade is a PITA. To do it cleanly all
> extension modules have to be uninstalled and re-installed.
> 
> *sigh*
> 
Not necessarily so. You should find the uninstall leaves all your local 
additions in place in site-packages, immediately available when a new 
minor version is installed.

Until 2.5, of course, *then* you'll need to reinstall.

regards
  Steve
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