On Sunday 24 June 2012 03:06:14 Chris Geldenhuis did opine: > On 06/24/2012 02:47 AM, Gene Heskett wrote: > > Greets; > > > > This centos6.2 system seems to have python-2.6.6, but that is turning > > into a huge problem because I now have a backlog of about 40 packages > > that will not upgrade because they all need python 2.4. > > > > That, and importing gpg keys doesn't seem to be helping in that > > regard. > > > > But first, how to go about down grading python to 2.4? > > > > Thanks. > > > > Cheers, Gene > > Hi Gene, > > Down grading to Python 2.4 will break your CentOS 6.2 system. Rather > install python 2.4 side by side with 2.6 and > point the packages that need to use 2.4 to it by changing the first line > in the scripts to #!/usr/bin/python2.4 instead of #!/usr/bin/python. > > I have had to do this the other way around on CentOS nad Red Hat 4 > systems where I needed newer features and it work well. > > The instructions on how to do this are included in the tarball > downloaded from the Python site. > > ChrisG This is not something that is available via yum? In which case why do I have 30 or 40 packages that are being called security updates, released in the last week, that still need the older python? Something doesn't grok here. Like maybe I have the wrong repos enabled? Maybe, a yum repolist says rpmfusion is for el5, maybe that is what I need to fix. How? Thanks. Cheers, Gene -- "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order." -Ed Howdershelt (Author) Mr. Rockford? You don't know me, but I'd like to hire you. Could you call me at... My name is... uh... Never mind, forget it! -- "The Rockford Files"