Upgrading from 2.5 to 2.6

Mensanator mensanator at aol.com
Mon Oct 13 07:31:55 CEST 2008


On Oct 12, 11:22�pm, "Martin v. L�wis" <mar... at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> > Are there any guidelines for upgrading from 2.5 to 2.6?
>
> Dear Daniel,
>
> Python 2.5 and 2.6 can coexist, so there isn't any need for some
> kind of upgrade procedure. Installing 2.6 will not affect your
> 2.5 installation.
>
> > Do you have to uninstall 2.5, or does the installer do that for you?
>
> No. After installing 2.6, 2.5 will still be around, with all its
> add-ons. If you want 2.5 to disappear, you should uninstall
> it first.
>
> > I have wxPython, mod_python and Django installed. Will these have to
> > reinstalled/reconfigured for 2.6?
>
> Yes, that will be necessary.
>
> Regards,
> Martin

A reason you might want to keep version 2.5 is that
even systems that supposedly work in 2.6 sometimes
don't because they never actually tested it with
2.6. That's rare, but it does happen, so you might
want 2.5 around until you verify that everything
works in 2.6 like it's supposed to.



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