Manging multiple Python installation

Jeremy Jones zanesdad at
Thu Sep 8 03:16:57 CEST 2005

Andy Leszczynski wrote:

>I run Mandrake 10.0 with python 2.3 installed by default. I want to keep 
>it as it is but need another, very customized Python installation based 
>of 2.3 as well. I would prefer to have it the way it is on Windows, one 
>folder e.g. /opt/mypython with all the stuff under that. It would be 
>unlike that standard installation where everything is scattered across 
>/usr /bin/ /.../doc. That way I can easily tar it and distribute to 
>whatever machine I want.
>How can I achieve that? Please help, Andy
Download the source, untar, cd to the new directory, run:

./configure --prefix=/opt/mypython
make install



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