Originally posted by Raven_new1
ok maybe i forgot to mention im a noob..
anyway i can do that get in termanl as Root.. so how can i mave the python folder to the top level?
well, you don;t have to. 'make install' does that for you - the only thing make install does is move those executables to the right folder (which is one in your $PATH).
1. ./configure (as normal user) (you can also give options to 'configure' if needed, but that's system specific, and you may not have to)
2. make (as normal user)
3. su [enter root passowrd]
4. make install
5. exit (to become normal user again)
that's it. it should have installled right, and type in "pytho" and hit tab - it should pick it up.
also, please do what rsheridan6 suggested. you won't face any install problems with it , and will save you a lot of time. after all, we don;t learn anything by installing.