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D
I'm sure this is an easy question for most here, but it's throwing me
for a loop at the moment - I need to upgrade RHEL 3 with the latest
version of Python. I downloaded the source and installed, but we're
still having problems (i.e. some Python apps don't work, Add/Remove
Applications console errors out and doesn't open, etc.). My guess is
that it's using old libraries or otherwise conflicting with the old
Python version, but I'm not sure how to remove the original version.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

May 18 '06 #1
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On 18-May-06, at 10:30 AM, D wrote:
I'm sure this is an easy question for most here, but it's throwing me
for a loop at the moment - I need to upgrade RHEL 3 with the latest
version of Python. I downloaded the source and installed, but we're
still having problems (i.e. some Python apps don't work, Add/Remove
Applications console errors out and doesn't open, etc.). My guess is
that it's using old libraries or otherwise conflicting with the old
Python version, but I'm not sure how to remove the original version.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!


RHEL uses python for distro specific tools pretty extensively iirc.
I'd stay away from source installs and stick to rpms / yum /
up2date / whatever RH uses these days.

Cheers,

Paul Osman
http://www.eval.ca
May 18 '06 #2
D
Thanks, Paul - do you know where I can get the RPM? I only see the
source on the Python website. Thanks.

May 18 '06 #3

Paul Osman wrote:
On 18-May-06, at 10:30 AM, D wrote:
I'm sure this is an easy question for most here, but it's throwing me
for a loop at the moment - I need to upgrade RHEL 3 with the latest
version of Python. I downloaded the source and installed, but we're
still having problems (i.e. some Python apps don't work, Add/Remove
Applications console errors out and doesn't open, etc.). My guess is
that it's using old libraries or otherwise conflicting with the old
Python version, but I'm not sure how to remove the original version.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!


RHEL uses python for distro specific tools pretty extensively iirc.
I'd stay away from source installs and stick to rpms / yum /
up2date / whatever RH uses these days.

Cheers,

Paul Osman
http://www.eval.ca


You can also use 'make altinstall' This does everything but symlink to
python, so you can still run (for example) python2.4 to start your
scripts.

May 18 '06 #4
D
Thanks guys - I will give it another go!

May 19 '06 #5

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