can't install new modules after updating python

Aahz aahz at
Sat Apr 18 15:00:59 CEST 2009

In article <f2a25d72-5e21-498a-95a4-59045f1583ab at>,
lie  <liewailun at> wrote:
>I've updated from python 2.5 to 2.6 on my Slackware 12.2, by compiling
>the 2.6 source. When I try to use slapt-get to install a new module
>for python, it installs in the old version, and I can't use it. How
>can I fix this? Should I go back to 2.5?

Generally speaking, you should never directly update the system Python;
most Linux systems these days rely on Python for their operation.
Instead, you install an additional copy of Python, and you cannot use
your OS package management to install modules; just install the modules
Aahz (aahz at           <*>

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