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Old 04-02-2009, 02:56 PM   #1
Hamidof
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Problems with Python, CentOS and Yum


Hi

For a project, I need pygtgmozembed but had no luck so I found that my problem is this:

I found 2 Python installations, one is 2.3 in /usr/lib and the other one is 2.4 in /usr/local/lib

Command python is pointing to 2.4

Now when I install software from source code, it seems like they go to the one that is 2.4 and yum installs on the 2.3 one?!!

For example I installed GTK and "import gtk" only works on 2.3 one.

This makes a lot of confusion, for example, when I try to install gnome-python2-extras, it checks the 2.4-one and decides not to install pygtgmozembed.

If I set $PYTHON to point to the 2.3-one, then gnome-python2-extras complaints that it's too old.

Also, python-updater gives me all sorts of errors...

It's a mess and I can't really find anything online, any help would be much appreciated.

I hope this made sense.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 04-03-2009, 01:22 PM   #2
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"All" the admin tools in CentOS 4.x are based on python 2.3
and the related packages.

I think, the only way to get around it, is to upgrade to
CentOS 5.3 , which uses only python 2.4 .
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