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yes python 2.4.2 is linked to a file called python in /usr/bin.
i even tried creating a link between python and the python 2.5
but in vain
both the versions of python are available in /usr/bin
if i try to install openxcap which depends on python2.5
debian:/usr/bin# apt-get -f install openxcap
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
openxcap: Depends: python (>= 2.5) but 2.4.4-2 is to be installed
Depends: python-central (>= 0.6.7) but 0.5.12 is to be installed
The OP reported that the problem was with apt-get sahowing the old Python version. Did you install the new Python version using apt, or did you download it from somewhere else and install it. The APT tools don't know about software that was not installed using them. I suggest you install Python 2.5 through apt-get if that was not how you originally did it.