[Tutor] upgrading idle (fwd)

Bruce Sass bsass@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca
Fri, 12 Jan 2001 10:37:32 -0700 (MST)

:/  you'd think I knew how to spell by now, eh.

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Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 09:52:47 -0700 (MST)
From: Bruce Sass <bsass@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca>
To: Tom Connor <"duckpond(no spam)"@early.com>
Cc: tudor@python.org
Subject: Re: [Tutor] upgrading idle

On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Tom Connor wrote:
> I have python 1.5.2 installed on RH Linux 6.2 in /usr/bin/.  I tried
> updating idle from 0.4 to 0.5 but could not get it operating as the
> default.  So I upgraded to Python 2.0 and it is located in
> /usr/local/bin.  Python 1.5.2 is also there and I am having the same
> idle problem, I get the old idle.  Will uninstalling Python 1.5.2 solve
> this problem?

I noticed the same problem with 1.5.2 from Debian and 2.0 from
ActiveState.  Assuming you want both version on the system...

Have a look at idle.py from py2.0, the first line is:

	#! /usr/bin/env python

you will need to change it to:

	#! /usr/bin/env python2.0

and make sure python2.0 is on your path.
You will probably also want to symlink distinctive names for the two
versions of IDLE to the respective idle.py files.