Installing Python on CentOS 6 - a big pain

Christian Heimes lists at
Thu Jan 19 06:16:49 EST 2012

Am 19.01.2012 12:05, schrieb Chris Angelico:
> What I do is apt-get the most obvious things (g++/gcc and make, in
> this case), then run configure and see if it bombs, then run make and
> see if it bombs, and whenever there's a "command not found", attempt
> to apt-get that command as a package name. It usually works.

Much easier:

$ apt-get build-dep python

In general the 'build-essential' package provides almost every part of
the build chain (compilers, make, autotools, yacc & friends):

$ apt-get install build-essential


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