[CentOS] Is there a FC8 update repo out there?

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Fri Jul 11 16:23:19 UTC 2008

Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 09:02:18AM -0700, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> So I need python 2.5.1, and all of its dependecies.
>> And 2.5.1 is at least in FC8.  So this leads to wanting to try to do the
>> update right via yum, thus needing a repo.  Does such a thing exist?  I
>> find a directory out there, but no repodata directory with it:
>> http://rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/fedora/updates/testing/8/
> I'm guessing you'll spark a nice discussion on this, but in general,
> replacing or upgrading the system version of Python is a bad idea.
> Many OS tools are written against the specific version of Python that
> comes with your version of CentOS... updating it not only would result
> in lots of complaints from RPM, but probably would break a lot of stuff
> too.
> I'm not sure if there's a "great" way to have concurrent version of
> Python installed cleanly or not... the Python project itself used to
> maintain some RPM's and a Yum repo, but I believe that project is
> somewhat dormant and last time I tried it it still wasn't a real smooth
> process.
> I think most will recommend you build from source and install somewhere
> like /opt or /usr/local...
How do I find out if Python 2.4.3 contains abi?

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