[Tutor] Find a good linux distribution with python.
norman at khine.net
Tue May 26 10:20:03 CEST 2009
Gentoo is python centric, although python3 is not yet in the main
portage tree, but can be setup using an overlay
On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 6:36 AM, Dave Crouse <dcml1 at crouse.us> wrote:
> It's not a newbie distro by any means, but i am very fond of Arch Linux.
> It has 3 versions of python available. Currently,
> python24 2.4.6-1
> python 2.6.2-1
> python3 3.0.1-1
> are all very simple to install in Arch. I have 2.6 and 3.0 both installed.
> [crouse at Veronica ~]$ python --version
> Python 2.6.2
> [crouse at Veronica ~]$ python3 --version
> Python 3.0.1
> [crouse at Veronica ~]$
> installing python3 is as simple as : pacman -S python3
> Once configured and setup, Arch provides an awesome platform for python.
> I am a bit biased though :) ymmv
> On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 11:22 AM, W W <srilyk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 3:57 AM, Michael Bernhard Arp Sørensen
>> <michael at arpsorensen.dk> wrote:
>>> I just wished that Python was upgraded in the distros. If I want to play
>>> with Python3, I will need to compile it my self and specify which Python
>>> interpretor to use in each Python file. But this is a small problem. <snip>
>> In Ubuntu Jaunty(?)- 8.11 I believe- you can apt-get the python3 package (or
>> whatever you use). I think there's also a python 2.6 package and the default
>> is python 2.5.
>> I'm assuming you use terminal, and if so you can setup aliases in your
>> .bashrc to go into whatever "mode" you want. Just add these lines to your
>> alias pymode3='alias python="python3"'
>> alias pymode1.6='alias python="python1.6"'
>> I forget if/how to change ipython between versions of python though. You'd
>> just have to put similar aliases in your bash file.
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