Is it possible to install Python on a network?

roys2005 roys2005 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 23 16:15:49 CEST 2014


Dan,

  Thanks for the information. So, one option is to build Python
  from source code to be able to install "/where/ever/..."

  I still wonder why there is no distribution package for *ix that
  contains binaries/libraries that can be installed "/where/ever/..."

  Or, may be there is - I just don't know - but I want to know.

- Koushik



On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:51:06 PM UTC-4, Dan Stromberg wrote:
> 
> Back when I was a sysadmin, I would install CPython to a few different
> 
> NFS filesystems for hundreds of machines to use (more than one
> 
> filesystem because we had about 5 *ix variants - you probably only
> 
> need 1). It's just a matter of "./configure --prefix=/where/ever &&
> 
> make && make install" once you have the build dependencies.
> 
> 
> 
> It worked fine, but if you symlink you get into trouble because Python
> 
> can't find it's default module path where it expects; symlinking can
> 
> require a wrapper that sets an environment variable - I believe it was
> 
> $PYTHONPATH.
> 
> 
> 
> Perhaps it would be appropriate to ask: Why are you wondering if it works?




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