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Old 02-01-2008, 09:57 PM   #1
Allus
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Trouble with Python install in damnsmalllinux


Hello. DSL is a harddrive install. No internet access on this machine. But downloaded Python-2.5.uci from a different computer and transferred it over into /temp.

Went to the command line:

mydsl-load /temp/python-2.5.uci

The command line told me that I had achieved success and that python was loaded. But when I type Python into the command line it responds saying there is no such command. Doing a 'find' or 'which' on python doesn't get me anywhere either.

Any suggestions?

TIA
 
Old 02-01-2008, 11:14 PM   #2
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Update...

Okay. I was frustrated enough to shut down the computer and as it was giving it's closing messages I saw where it said it had unmounted python and gave a path of /opt/python.

So, I booted up again and navigated to that directory with the filemanager. After playing around a bit, I found myself in the /opt/python/bin where I saw an executable. Clicking on it did nothing, except it caused the cpu to whir a bit. So, I fired up a terminal...

To make a long story short, I can get an interpreter by entering the command as:

/opt/python/bin/python

So, I guess I need to set this in my system path. But how do I do that? Or is there something else I need to do?

Thanks again.
 
  


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