what is the easiest way to install multiple Python versions?

Rustom Mody rustompmody at gmail.com
Mon Oct 13 04:31:28 CEST 2014


On Sunday, October 12, 2014 7:06:14 PM UTC+5:30, Albert-Jan Roskam wrote:
> Hi,
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> A few days ago I needed to check whether some Python code ran with Python 2.6. What is the easiest way to install another Python version along side the default Python version? My own computer is Debian Linux 64 bit, but a platform-independent solution would be best.
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> Possible solutions that I am aware of
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> -make altinstall *). This is what I tried (see below), but not all modules could be built. I gave up because I was in a hurry
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> -Pythonbrew. This project is dead
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> -Deadsnakes
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> -Anaconda
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> -Tox? I only know this is as a cross-version/implementation test runner
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> -Vagrant. This is what I eventually did, and this was very simple. I ran Ubuntu 10.0.4 LTS, which uses Python 2.6, and used Vagrant SSH to run and check my code in Python 2.6 (and I replaced a dict comprehension with a list comprehension, for example)

Hearing a bit about docker nowadays.

Here's why its supposedly better than a VM:
https://www.docker.com/whatisdocker/

Downsides?? No idea!



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