install modules for specific python version

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Sun Feb 1 02:37:51 CET 2009


On 2009-01-31 19:00, Brendan Miller wrote:
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> I have several version of python running side by side on my ubuntu
> install (2.5,2.6,3.0).
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> I'm installing a module with a setup.py script, in this case
> logilab-common, so that I can get pylint going. However, I need to
> install into python 2.6, but by default it picks out 2.5 and throws
> things in the site packages for that version.
>
> Is there a standard way to specify what version of python you want to
> install into? I originally installed my other python versions with the
> altinstall method.

Whichever python executable that you used to run the setup.py is the version 
that the package gets installed to. Most likely, you will want to do something 
like this:

   $ python2.6 setup.py install

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco




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