Installing Python on CentOS 6 - a big pain

Albert W. Hopkins marduk at
Wed Jan 18 19:03:44 EST 2012

On Wed, 2012-01-18 at 10:00 -0800, John Nagle wrote:
>     Python does not "just work".  I should be able to command
> "yum install python27".  (And not clobber the Python 2.6 that
> comes with CentOS.)
>     This sort of thing is why Python is losing market share.
Or — and this is the more likely scenario — it could be that this has
nothing to do with the Python language per sé and you are just playing
the whiny snot-nosed kid.

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