Python in Linux - barrier to Python 3.x

Neal Becker ndbecker2 at
Tue Sep 21 17:32:16 CEST 2010

Ant wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've just seen this:
> Whatever you think of Zed Shaw (author of the Mongrel Ruby server and
> relatively recent Python convert), he has a very good point in this. I
> run Fedora 12 on my home computers, and find it far too much hassle to
> try to get Python 3 installed. Even the 2.x's are behind - IIRC think
> it currently uses 2.5.
> So I really think this is a barrier to entry to Python 3 that we could
> do without - it's the only reason I do all of my Python work in 2.x, I
> would jump at migrating to Python 3 if it was easily available on
> Fedora.
> Is there a solution to this that anyone knows of? Has Zed jumped to
> conclusions? Have I?

Current fedora release (13) has python3 available.

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