Installing PLPython - Version Problem

Scott David Daniels Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org
Mon Mar 30 04:28:59 CEST 2009

andrew cooke wrote:
 > ray wrote:
 >> I am trying to get Python 2.6 and PostgreSQL 8.3 to work together
 >> under Windows 2000.
> i haven't got much of a clue about python's binary api, but what you are
> doing sounds absolutely crazy to me.
Andrew is right; unless you want to do exploratory work, install the
latest 2.5, and use that Python for your PostGres work.  A number of
packages have not made it to 2.6 yet.

> i guess you are using a binary prebuilt to use a certain python version
> (ie 2.5).  your simplest solution is to install that python version (it is
> possible to have more than one version of python installed at a time,
> although i do not the details of how to do this on windows).
The details are trivial compared to what it takes for other platforms:
install the latest 2.5 and (if you _really_ want to be normally using
2.6), install the latest 2.6 afterwards.  You can avoid re-installing
2.6 with a few command line manipulations (ftype and assoc), possibly
also changing %PATH% (the PATH environment variable), but the simplest
way is to just re-install 2.6.  By the way, it looks like Barry Warsaw
will be releasing 2.6.2 soon -- 2.6.2 rc1 on 6-April, hoping for 2.6.2
final on 10-April).

--Scott David Daniels
Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org

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