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How easy is it to install python as non-root user?

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Does python install fairly easily for a non-root user?

I have an ssh login account onto a Linux system that currently
provides Python 2.4.3 and I'd really like to use some of the
improvements in Python 2.5.x.

So, if I download the Python-2.5.2.tgz file is it just the standard:-

./configure --prefix=$HOME
make
make install
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Chris Green
Apr 3 '08 #1
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ti*****@isbd.co.uk a écrit :
Does python install fairly easily for a non-root user?

I have an ssh login account onto a Linux system that currently
provides Python 2.4.3 and I'd really like to use some of the
improvements in Python 2.5.x.

So, if I download the Python-2.5.2.tgz file is it just the standard:-

./configure --prefix=$HOME
make
make install
IIRC there's something like make altinstall - but you'd better read the
doc (INSTALL.txt anyone ?)

Apr 3 '08 #2

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ti*****@isbd.co.uk wrote:
Does python install fairly easily for a non-root user?

I have an ssh login account onto a Linux system that currently
provides Python 2.4.3 and I'd really like to use some of the
improvements in Python 2.5.x.

So, if I download the Python-2.5.2.tgz file is it just the standard:-

./configure --prefix=$HOME
make
make install
It is easy, but on an oldish Debian box, I ran into problems where the
headers for some libraries weren't available, so my Python install
didn't support readline or bzip2 (or perhaps other things too).
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Apr 3 '08 #3

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Bruno Desthuilliers <br********************@websiteburo.invalidwrote :
ti*****@isbd.co.uk a écrit :
Does python install fairly easily for a non-root user?

I have an ssh login account onto a Linux system that currently
provides Python 2.4.3 and I'd really like to use some of the
improvements in Python 2.5.x.

So, if I download the Python-2.5.2.tgz file is it just the standard:-

./configure --prefix=$HOME
make
make install
IIRC there's something like make altinstall - but you'd better read the
doc (INSTALL.txt anyone ?)
Well it seems to work perfectly! :-)

I just did the usual sequence as noted above and I seem to have a
working Python 2.5.2 of my very own.

I didn't need 'make altinstall' because I don't need to be able to see
the existing Python 2.4.3.

It takes a few Mb of disk space but since my free quote is 3Gb or
something that doesn't really worry me.

I'm impressed, well done Python developers.

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Chris Green
Apr 3 '08 #4

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