Is it that easy to install Python ?

Maarten maarten.sneep at knmi.nl
Thu Jul 25 18:13:43 CEST 2013


On Thursday, July 25, 2013 5:11:15 PM UTC+2, santia... at caoba.fr wrote:
> Hi there,
> 
> I never write any Python program but as a system administrator, I'm often asked to install python on Debian servers.
> 
> I just finished downloading, configuring, making and installing.
> 
> The binary is now installed in :
> /usr/local/Python-2.7.5/bin/python2.7
> (the path is a deliberate administrator choice).
> 
> Is that it?

Probably.

> What else will my users need?

The path must be search $PATH in the environment where Python is used, so that standard scripts starting with "#!/usr/bin/env python" will find your python.

Next your users will probably start requesting additional packages (regex, lxml, numpy, scipy, matplotlib, ... depending on what they actually do).

Maarten



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