I am fairly new to linux so any help may have to be verbose descriptive.
I have to use redhat 8 because of c and fortran compiler dependancies... and am getting problems installing the python numeric rpm.
> rpm -ivh Numeric-23.6-1.i586.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
python-base >= 2.3 is needed by Numeric-23.6-1
I am getting this error.. I understand I need to install a new version of python since Redhat 8.0 is version 2.2x ... so I have.
I downloaded version 2.4 from Active Python and installed it. The default location of the installation is /opt/ActivePython-2.4/bin so I used that.
Steps I have done:
I checked to see if there is an uninstall option in the redhat installation through grub... I cannot uninstall it this way since i do not have the option.
I renamed all of the executable python files to OLD_python.. etc in the usr/bin directory.
I have added an export command to the .bashrc file to add the /opt/... stuff to the env variables.
I added an alias to the /usr/bin directory named python to point to the new python executable in /opt/ActivePython/bin.
So when I open a shell and use python it grabs 2.4 and can execute commands on that python.
I don't know what python-base reffers to in the error message above. I do not know where to change it so it can default to the new 2.4. I also do not see why it would still see 2.2 installed since I have renamed the executables... and forwarded the executable link...
There are still a ton of python files in the /usr/lib/python2.2 and /usr/include/python2.2 directories I have not touched.... but I don't know if the RPM is refferencing these or not.
Any help would be very appreciated.