[CentOS] upgrade python to python2.6.4 using yum
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
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