Is it that easy to install Python ?

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

On Thursday, July 25, 2013 5:11:15 PM UTC+2, santia... at 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?


> 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).


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