[CentOS] Trying to build custom Python 2.4.4 RPM

Sun May 6 04:07:36 UTC 2007
Greg Bailey <gbailey at lxpro.com>

Del Stoliker wrote:
> I'm trying to build a custom RPM with a standalone Python 2.4.4 in the /opt
> directory to keep it isolated from the stock version of Python in CentOS
> 4.4. The end goal is to use it in conjunction with yet-to-be-built RPMS of
> the current versions of Zope and Plone.
> The spec file I've constructed allows me to build a RPM successfully, but
> when I try to install the RPM, it complains:
> error: Failed dependencies:
>         /usr/local/bin/python is needed by python24-2.4.4-0.i386
> I'm not sure if this is more of a Python or RPM issue. So, I'm hoping
> someone on the list knows enough about both to help me out. 
> Here is my spec file:
> %define optdir /opt/Python-2.4.4

I've previously used a modified version of the RPMs found at:


and they worked great on CentOS 4.4.  They also installed alongside the 
python 2.3.4 that comes with CentOS 4.