Fwd: Re: Problems installing Python on server

jim-on-linux inq1ltd at inqvista.com
Thu Jan 31 15:46:50 CET 2008




> > Also be careful and setup all the paths
> > that is required for compiling various
> > Python modules etc.
> >
> > On Jan 29, 8:28 am, Yansky
>
> <thegoodd... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I asked my hosting company if they
> > > would upgrade Python on my server to
> > > the latest version. They responded
> > > with:
> > >
> > > "Sorry no. We tend to stick with what
> > > comes packaged with the unix
> > > distribution to ease maintenance
> > > issues.
> > >
> > > There is nothing stopping you from
> > > running your own version of python
> > > from within your own account. Download
> > > the source and compile it and install
> > > it into your own space. Adjust the
> > > fist line of your python scripts to
> > > reflect the location of YOUR python
> > > binary:
> > >
> > > #! /home/youraccount/yourlibs/python
> > >
> > > and you should be all set."
>
> Go to the ReadME file after you unpack
> python.
> Open  and look for   "Installing".
> Read the section, it explains how to
> install on the entire system and how to
> install locally.
> "Make altinstall"  is what you are looking
> for.
>
> jim-on-linux
> http:\\www.inqvista.com
>
> > > The build instructions for Python are:
> > > To start building right away (on
> > > UNIX): type "./configure" in the
> > > current directory and when it
> > > finishes, type "make". This creates an
> > > executable "./python"; to install in
> > > usr/local, first do "su root" and then
> > > "make install".
> > >
> > > The problem is, I don't have root
> > > access to the server so I can't do the
> > > "make install". I have ubuntu on my
> > > computer, but from what I understand I
> > > can't compile it on that and upload it
> > > because the server runs Red Had and
> > > the ./configure would have made it
> > > incompatible right?
> > >
> > > So how can I build Python without root
> > > access?

Will the "make install" make my Python the
 default one? If I want to install some
 Python modules, will I need to alter their
 installation as well or will it see my
 Python version as the right one to install
 too?

Cheers.

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