[CentOS] upgrade python to python2.6.4 using yum

Agnello George agnello.dsouza at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 06:28:01 EDT 2010


On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 3:54 PM, John R. Dennison <jrd at gerdesas.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 05, 2010 at 03:46:12PM +0530, Agnello George wrote:
> >
> > I did a yum install gcc* , then it installed all the required
> dependencies .
> >
> > Then make and make install worked correctly .
> >
> > Then i had to symbolically link it .
> >
> > ln -s /usr/local/bin/python2.6 /usr/bin/python
>
>         That's the worst possible "solution" you could have applied.
>
>        The system is completely dependent on the version of python
>        supplied with it (2.4.3) and by replacing it with 2.6 you
>        have effectively broken large parts of it.
>
>        Why not just go with the version is EPEL that has been
>        previously recommended in this thread?  It installs
>        side-by-side with the system supplied python and as such
>        doesn't break anything.
>
>        There is the added bonus that the EPEL supplied python will
>        actually get updated.
>
>
>
>
Ok ,  I think I will go with the EPEL :)

i had done the installation on VM test machine ..

Thanks for all the help



-- 
Regards
Agnello D'souza
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