Setting default version among multiple python installations

Karthik karthikk at
Wed Apr 9 10:17:49 CEST 2008

Gabriel Genellina wrote:
> En Wed, 09 Apr 2008 02:45:28 -0300, Karthik <karthikk at>  
> escribió:
>> if i type python2.5 i am able to use the latest python, but if i simply
>> type python it taken me to the older version. (it is a minor annoyance,
>> but I want to know how to fix it)
>  From the README file:
>          There's an executable /usr/bin/python which is Python
>          1.5.2 on most older Red Hat installations; several key Red Hat  
> tools
>          require this version.  Python 2.1.x may be installed as
>          /usr/bin/python2.  The Makefile installs Python as
>          /usr/local/bin/python, which may or may not take precedence
>          over /usr/bin/python, depending on how you have set up $PATH.
yes, that seems to be the case. i changed the order of entries in $PATH, 
and now things are working now. thanks for your help.
(Lesson learnt: if it says README, better read it completely, dont stop 
at "Congratulations on getting this far. :-)" )

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