On linux SUSE or RedHat, how do I load Python 2.7


Question

Can someone provide the steps needed to install python version 2.7 on SUSE and RedHat? It version that is on there is like 2.4 and I need to have it at at least 2.6 to make my script work. So after the install, I can type Python in a xTerm and get the Python 2.7 command line interface.

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5/27/2013 1:45:19 PM

Accepted Answer

Instructions to download source and install:

https://www.python.org/download/

NOTE: You should check for the latest version of python 2.7.x, as it gets updated frequently. Currently (Oct 2017), the latest version is 2.7.14 though this comment will get old and new versions likely will be released every 6 months or so.

wget https://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.7.14/Python-2.7.14.tgz # Download
tar xvfz Python-2.7.14.tgz # unzip
cd Python-2.7.14 # go into directory
./configure
make # build
su # or 'sudo su' if there is no root user
make altinstall

(EDIT: make install -> make altinstall per Ignacio's comment).

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10/31/2017 3:29:39 PM

RHEL 6.2 using (had Python 2.6, i need Python 2.7.3) So:

$ sudo sh -c 'wget -qO- http://people.redhat.com/bkabrda/scl_python27.repo >> /etc/yum.repos.d/scl.repo'

$ yum search python27
Loaded plugins: amazon-id, rhui-lb, security
scl_python27                                                                                                                                      | 2.9 kB     00:00     
scl_python27/primary_db                                                                                                                           |  38 kB     00:00     
========================================================================= N/S Matched: python27 =========================================================================
python27.i686 : Package that installs python27
python27.x86_64 : Package that installs python27
python27-expat-debuginfo.i686 : Debug information for package python27-expat
python27-expat-debuginfo.x86_64 : Debug information for package python27-expat
python27-python-coverage-debuginfo.i686 : Debug information for package python27-python-coverage
python27-python-coverage-debuginfo.x86_64 : Debug information for package python27-python-coverage
python27-python-debuginfo.i686 : Debug information for package python27-python
python27-python-debuginfo.x86_64 : Debug information for package python27-python
python27-python-markupsafe-debuginfo.i686 : Debug information for package python27-python-markupsafe
python27-python-markupsafe-debuginfo.x86_64 : Debug information for package python27-python-markupsafe
python27-python-simplejson-debuginfo.i686 : Debug information for package python27-python-simplejson
python27-python-simplejson-debuginfo.x86_64 : Debug information for package python27-python-simplejson
python27-python-sqlalchemy-debuginfo.i686 : Debug information for package python27-python-sqlalchemy
python27-python-sqlalchemy-debuginfo.x86_64 : Debug information for package python27-python-sqlalchemy
python27-runtime.i686 : Package that handles python27 Software Collection.
python27-runtime.x86_64 : Package that handles python27 Software Collection.
python27-babel.noarch : Tools for internationalizing Python applications
python27-build.i686 : Package shipping basic build configuration
python27-build.x86_64 : Package shipping basic build configuration
python27-expat.i686 : An XML parser library
python27-expat.x86_64 : An XML parser library
python27-expat-devel.i686 : Libraries and header files to develop applications using expat
python27-expat-devel.x86_64 : Libraries and header files to develop applications using expat
python27-expat-static.i686 : expat XML parser static library
python27-expat-static.x86_64 : expat XML parser static library
python27-python.i686 : An interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language
python27-python.x86_64 : An interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language
python27-python-babel.noarch : Library for internationalizing Python applications
python27-python-coverage.i686 : Code coverage testing module for Python
python27-python-coverage.x86_64 : Code coverage testing module for Python
python27-python-debug.i686 : Debug version of the Python runtime
python27-python-debug.x86_64 : Debug version of the Python runtime
python27-python-devel.i686 : The libraries and header files needed for Python development
python27-python-devel.x86_64 : The libraries and header files needed for Python development
python27-python-docutils.noarch : System for processing plaintext documentation
python27-python-jinja2.noarch : General purpose template engine
python27-python-libs.i686 : Runtime libraries for Python
python27-python-libs.x86_64 : Runtime libraries for Python
python27-python-markupsafe.i686 : Implements a XML/HTML/XHTML Markup safe string for Python
python27-python-markupsafe.x86_64 : Implements a XML/HTML/XHTML Markup safe string for Python
python27-python-nose.noarch : Discovery-based unittest extension for Python
python27-python-nose-docs.noarch : Nose Documentation
python27-python-pygments.noarch : Syntax highlighting engine written in Python
python27-python-setuptools.noarch : Easily build and distribute Python packages
python27-python-simplejson.i686 : Simple, fast, extensible JSON encoder/decoder for Python
python27-python-simplejson.x86_64 : Simple, fast, extensible JSON encoder/decoder for Python
python27-python-sphinx.noarch : Python documentation generator
python27-python-sphinx-doc.noarch : Documentation for python-sphinx
python27-python-sqlalchemy.i686 : Modular and flexible ORM library for python
python27-python-sqlalchemy.x86_64 : Modular and flexible ORM library for python
python27-python-test.i686 : The test modules from the main python package
python27-python-test.x86_64 : The test modules from the main python package
python27-python-tools.i686 : A collection of development tools included with Python
python27-python-tools.x86_64 : A collection of development tools included with Python
python27-python-virtualenv.noarch : Tool to create isolated Python environments
python27-python-werkzeug.noarch : The Swiss Army knife of Python web development
python27-python-werkzeug-doc.noarch : Documentation for python-werkzeug
python27-tkinter.i686 : A graphical user interface for the Python scripting language
python27-tkinter.x86_64 : A graphical user interface for the Python scripting language

  Name and summary matches only, use "search all" for everything.

EDIT:

CentOS 6.x: http://dev.centos.org/centos/6/SCL/x86_64/python27/

$ sudo sh -c 'wget -qO- http://dev.centos.org/centos/6/SCL/scl.repo >> /etc/yum.repos.d/scl.repo'
$ scl enable python27 'python --version'
python 2.7.5
$ scl enable python27 bash
$ python --version
Python 2.7.5

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