Installing Python 2.4 over 2.4?

W. eWatson notvalid2 at
Tue Oct 14 23:00:09 CEST 2008

Terry Reedy wrote:
> Steve Holden wrote:
>> W. eWatson wrote:
>>> I suspect something has been corrupted in Python 2.4. Can I just
>>> re-install on top of it, and still expect to have scipy and other pkgs
>>> I've installed?
>> On Windows, certainly - you can even uninstall and reinstall and retain
>> your installed libraries. On Linux I am pretty sure the same is true,
>> but caveat emptor.
> In Windows, at least, micro version upgrades are handled exactly this 
> way.  When 2.5.3 comes out, for instance, the installer will replace 
> python files as needed in the current directories but leave 
> Python25/Lib/Site-Packages and any user-added directories alone.
That's good news. I was worried about libraries I had set up.

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