Installing Python on a 64-Bit OS
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.
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