[CentOS] upgrading python

Mon Dec 11 22:31:06 UTC 2017
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Pete Biggs wrote:
> On Mon, 2017-12-11 at 15:44 -0600, Frank Cox wrote:
>> On Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:32:06 -0500
>> Larry Martell wrote:
>> > Can I make that the default python?
>> ~/.bashrc
> No. I'm not entirely sure that is a good idea! No, not all.
> 'scl enable python27 bash' creates a *new* shell with the correct
> environment.  As each invocation of bash reads .bashrc, it will also
> create another new shell which will then read .bashrc and create
> another shell ....
> Depending on the speed of your machine and disks and how much memory
> you have, it will take a few seconds to a few minutes to grind your
> machine to a halt.

The simplest way is to . <path/to/python2.7/enable, and you're good to go.