Question about installing python and modules on Red Hat Linux 6

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sun Nov 16 23:16:54 CET 2014


On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 3:28 AM, Grant Edwards <invalid at invalid.invalid> wrote:
> But, you're right: anybody who spent more than a half hour on this is
> either a flaming incompetent or a scam artist.

Half an hour of human time, maybe, but potentially spread across a few
hours of wall time. Building Python from source can take quite a
while, and if you then go back and get some more dev libraries and
start over, it might take a good while to get the job done. Let's be a
bit more generous and say a day. But beyond that, one must know one's
limits: it's better to give up after a day (or half a day, preferably)
and go ask for help, rather than struggle for weeks.

ChrisA



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