Question about installing python and modules on Red Hat Linux 6

Michael Torrie torriem at
Sat Nov 15 18:05:01 CET 2014

On 11/15/2014 08:15 AM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> A "fresh linux build" of Red Hat Linux 6? RHL 6 was discontinued in 2000.

Yes I know you're making a point about not assuming anything, but the
odds are very good that the OP meant RHEL6.

And meaning RHEL6, there are some good reasons why the infrastructure
team struggled, since Python 2.6 is a core system dependency and cannot
easily be overridden without breaking the entire system.  The answer is
either use Redhat Software Collections[1], or compile from scratch to /opt.


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