Install python 2.6 in CentOS


I have a shell that runs CentOS.

For a project I'm doing, I need python 2.5+, but centOS is pretty dependent on 2.4.

From what I've read, a number of things will break if you upgrade to 2.5.

I want to install 2.5 separately from 2.4, but I'm not sure how to do it. So far I've downloaded the source tarball, untarred it, and did a ./configure --prefix=/opt which is where I want it to end up. Can I now just make, make install ? Or is there more?

8/31/2011 4:44:42 AM

You could also use the EPEL-repository, and then do sudo yum install python26 to install python 2.6

3/7/2012 1:32:22 AM

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