[Tutor] TKinter and things over Linux

Lloyd Kvam python at venix.com
Thu Apr 21 00:33:38 CEST 2005


Learning to install packages from source tar balls is useful knowledge.
However, most of the current Linux distributions have package managers
that greatly simply installing software.

apt-get and yum are available for Redhat style releases.  They will
download and install packages and figure out the dependency issues.
(yum is written in Python so this is slightly on topic.)  Sometimes the
hardest part is getting the package manager working on an old release
that did not include it.

Fedora 3 will generally prove easier to manage than Redhat 9 simply
because there are more people packaging code for the newer releases.
You'll be able to rely on yum to install software and keep the system
humming along.
	yum install MySQL-python
will determine which packages are needed, and download and install them.

-- 
Lloyd Kvam
Venix Corp



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