Installing Python on a 64-Bit OS

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Tue Sep 19 14:53:31 CEST 2006


Nico Grubert wrote:
> Hi there,
> 
> I'd like to install Python 2.3.5. on a 64-Bit OS (Suse Linux Enterprise 
> Server 10) on an AMD Opteron 64-Bit machine.
> I have to use Python 2.3.5.
> 
> Do I need a special source archive or can I use "Python-2.3.5.tgz" from 
> http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.3.5/Python-2.3.5.tgz ?
> 
> Is there anything special I have to care about or is installing Python 
> on a 64 Bit OS just as easy as installing it on a 32-Bit OS?
> 
More recent versions of Python have incorporated much more support for 
64-bit architectures. 2.5 is about to be released (I believe it should 
be out in the next 24 hours), and I'd recommend that over the older 
version you are considering.

regards
  Steve
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