install older Python version parallel

S. Dornseifer s.dornseifer at
Thu Jun 11 10:50:06 EDT 2009

Hi everybody,

The situation:
I wrote a GUI, based on Python, TkInter and Pmw.
It runs perfectly fine with Python 2.4 (providing, TkInter and Pmw are 
installed). But it crashes with Python 2.6. I tried this on MacOSX11.4 
and various Linux Distributions.
Crashes occurs when I activate a Pmw.Diaog (I guess this is due to a bug 
in the installed blt package), also when I use setitems on 
Pmw.OptionMenu (I guess this is due to another package, associated with 

The target:
I have to get my GUI work under openSUSE 11.1 (x86_64).

My plan:
On my openSUSE 11.1 (x86_64), Python 2.6 is installed by default.
I would like to know, how to install Python 2.4 along with TkInter and 
Pmw (and packages that are required by them), parallel to the existing 
Python 2.6. So that I do not break other software that depends on Python 

If you can think of another plan, I would be also glad to discuss it.


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