Is it possible to install Python on a network?

Ned Deily nad at
Thu Jul 24 01:47:14 CEST 2014

In article <875ce0f0-c6a8-4b50-b97f-d11ee543ef05 at>,
 roys2005 <roys2005 at> wrote:
>   I still wonder why there is no distribution package for *ix that
>   contains binaries/libraries that can be installed "/where/ever/..."

One issue is that the Python build process on **ix captures the 
configured install path names into the built files in various places, 
like in  So, in general, it is currently not 
supported to install a vanilla Python build into a location other than 
the path specified on the original configure commmand (default = 
/usr/local), e.g.

    ./configure --prefix=/path/to
    make install

As long as you are producing a package that will be installed into the 
same path on each system and each system has a compatible architecture, 
you should be OK.

 Ned Deily,
 nad at

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