[CentOS] Pyhton Install location/building rpm

Josh Kelley joshkel at gmail.com
Thu Mar 9 20:05:36 UTC 2006

On 3/9/06, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote:
> consider this -> there are a lot of apps that require and are bound to
> the python version distributed within centos itself. An updated python
> will almost never make it into any of the centos repositories. if you
> really really need an updated python, look at the pyvault repo. And
> remember, you will move a significant number of system components from
> centos away to pyvault's repo. Your upgrade path and security fix patch
> for these pkgs and components will also no longer be centos.

atrpms.net also offers a python24 RPM.  It installs alongside CentOS's
python (just begin your scripts with "#! /usr/bin/python24"), so there
shouldn't be any concern of it interfering with other apps that expect
CentOS's python.  Adding a "includepkgs = python24" to
/etc/yum.repos.d/atrpms.repo will prevent other packages from being

I'm not sure how this compares to pyvault; much of the same info
probably applies there.

Josh Kelley

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