Is it that easy to install Python ?

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Thu Jul 25 18:44:55 CEST 2013


On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 2:36 AM, Irmen de Jong <irmen.NOSPAM at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> On 25-7-2013 17:11, santiago.diez 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).
>>
> Why didn't you use the Debian package instead? You now have installed an unsupported,
> untested custom built Python version on your server. Why not simply
>
> $ apt-get install python

That'll do fine on Debian 7 (Wheezy, current stable). On Debian 6
(Squeeze, oldstable), that'll get you a 2.6 release IIRC.

ChrisA



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