what is the easiest way to install multiple Python versions?

Albert-Jan Roskam fomcl at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 16 10:47:43 CEST 2014





----- Original Message -----
> From: Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu>
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> Subject: Re: what is the easiest way to install multiple Python versions?
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> On 10/12/2014 9:33 AM, Albert-Jan Roskam wrote:
> 
> 
>>  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.
> 
> Installation is platform dependent.  On Windows, the answer would simply 
> be 'get the PSF x.y installer and run it'.


Thank you. Yes, for Windows it is easy. I was just scared that I would accidentally replace my default Python version 2.7 with 2.6 --and ruin my system.



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