Author Topic: Can Python 2.5 Co-exist With Python 2.4?  (Read 1524 times)

Capn_Fish

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2342
    • View Profile
    • http://
Can Python 2.5 Co-exist With Python 2.4?
« on: October 16, 2007, 06:15:44 pm »
I was going to install my Python package, but then remembered it didn't have all of the modules that the pdaXrom Python 2.4 package has, and so you can't run the config apps. Can you install Python 2.5 and have it exist nicely with 2.4? Otherwise, I could just compile the modules

Thanks.
SL-C750- pdaXrom beta 1 (mostly unused)
Current distro: Gentoo

Mickeyl

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1495
    • View Profile
    • http://www.Vanille.de
Can Python 2.5 Co-exist With Python 2.4?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007, 08:24:47 am »
Depends on the actual packaging. If properly packaged, then you could use update-alternatives for the actual python binary and have python25 is /usr/bin and this reads from /usr/lib/python2.5/*.
Cheers,

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer | Embedded Linux Freelancer | www.Vanille-Media.de
Consider donating, if you like the software I contribute to.

Capn_Fish

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2342
    • View Profile
    • http://
Can Python 2.5 Co-exist With Python 2.4?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2007, 03:00:41 pm »
OK, it seems to be OK then (there's a python2.4 and a python2.5 IIRC).

Thanks.
SL-C750- pdaXrom beta 1 (mostly unused)
Current distro: Gentoo