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Re: [SLE] Is there a fix to the broken python sre in 9.2 - or a newer version of python
  • From: Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 20:53:04 -0500
  • Message-id: <200502232053.04673.bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 23 February 2005 07:03 pm, Dumb Waiter wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 12:38:44 -0500, Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:
> > On Wednesday 23 February 2005 10:54 am, Jon Nelson wrote:
> > > If it's a big deal, download and compile the latest sources
> > > (2.4something) and install them in your home directory. Try the
> > > --prefix=$HOME/python24 as a configure flag.
> > >
> > > Alternately, you could acquire the source RPM, edit the build flags and
> > > rebuild. I find that SuSE's dependencies are way, way overdone but you
> > > may have better luck.
> >
> > Or just use YAST to delete python as it is now (broken) and then
> > reinstall from the distro.
>
> If I delete and reinstall python from the Suse 9.2 dvd won't I just
> get the broken version deleted and reinstalled? Shouldn't I point Yast
> to some other installation source for repaired or newer version
> packages?
>

I thought you said that YOU (update) left you with a broken Python.

> I'd rather get the newer python version (2.4?) but I read somewhere
> that just removing the old version and installing a newer one might
> screw the system up somehow.
>
> So keeping the old version and installing the new one to home dir may
> be the best option?
>

Sounds like you are a little over your head here....

If you're just learning python, anything without bugs should do. Why do you
need the latest and greatest? But if you do, go for it.



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