Installing python under the linux

Paul Boddie paul at
Tue Jun 26 12:43:42 CEST 2007

On 25 Jun, 22:50, Grant Edwards <gra... at> wrote:
> I really do not recommend installing from source for somebody
> like you who knows nothing about Python or Linux.  Can explain
> why you think you want to install Python from source instead of
> using the Python that's already installed on your computer?

The inquirer has previously shown an interest in changing Python's
keywords, so although recommending that someone use the installed
Python remains sound advice for most situations, I think compilation
from source is the only way to go here, at least for Python 2.4 and
earlier - I don't know what grammar tricks were added to Python 2.5
and later, but I imagine that you'd still need to compile everything
after modifying any grammar description file that may be provided.

To compile from source, the inquirer should read the README file
provided in the source distribution, paying attention at the very
least to the section entitled "If you don't read instructions". The
source distribution is found here:


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