Fedora: Dual Python Versions Installed System Not Picking Up Newer Version

*nixtechno epctechno at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 07:21:02 CET 2009


On Mar 25, 9:22 pm, Doug Morse <mo... at edoug.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Mar 2009 19:56:13 -0700 (PDT), *nixtechno <epctec... at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>
>
> >  I have a fedora box and just installed python 2.6.1 along with 2.5.2,
> >  so here's my issue, if I removed the "systems" garbage RPM it would
> >  uninstall all the other crap along with it, so I went ahead and
> >  trunked in and ./configure, build && build install and built python
> >  2.6.1 along with this. However how can I stipulate that I want the
> >  WHOLE system to use Python 2.6.1 rather than 2.5.2? I know there is
> >  something to do with PATH, which I tried under my /root/.cshrc file,
> >  but to no avail it didn't work. So is there something special I should
> >  do with getting the system to pick up this directy:
>
> >  /usr/local/lib/python2.6/
>
> >  Which the v2.6 binary is in:
>
> >  /usr/local/bin/python.2.6
>
> >  Rather than this:
>
> >  /usr/lib64/python2.5/
>
> >  Which the v2.5 binary is in:
>
> >  /usr/bin/python
>
> >  Perhaps it's Fedora not picking it up?
>
> >  Here's my server's build:
> >  # uname -rm
> >  2.6.27.19-170.2.35.fc10.x86_64 x86_64
>
> >  I've gone through and tried to figure it out, to no avail, so if
> >  anyone is pretty familiar with this, because I do NOT want to
> >  stipulate which binary to use in all my source files...
>
> Hi,
>
> One option would be to use the alternatives system, which RHL / Fedora install
> by default.  Run "man alternatives" for documentation and the contents of
> /etc/alternatives for examples already in use on your system.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Cheers,
> Doug

Greatly appreciated, I'm a do that now and check it out. Thanks for
the help!



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