Issues installing Python 2.7

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Thu Nov 27 09:13:57 CET 2014

On Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:09:30 -0800, billyfurlong wrote:

> ./configure --prefix=/opt/python2.7 --enable-shared

Do you need to install to /opt instead of the default of 
/usr/local/bin? I have multiple versions of Python installed on a Red Hat 
system (Centos, but RH should be the same) using the default prefix of 
/usr/local/bin and don't have any trouble.

I recommend you try again with just:

make altinstall

then add an alias to your .bashrc 

alias python=python2.7

and see how that works for you.


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