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Old 10-10-2003, 11:13 PM   #1
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Question Python 2.3 installed but still coming up 2.2.2 why?

I think I've made a mess of my system. I was trying to get bittorrent to work ... it use to work if I did the command but I never could get the gui to install. Now I can't even get the to work anymore.

I attempted to install Python 2.3 since that is what the bittorrent thing kept insisting I needed.

So I installed 2.3 and it really is out there. The directory /usr/lib/python2.3 was created and filled with stuff after I ran the rpm.

Except that /usr/lib/python2.2 is still out there and when I type python it is coming up with Python 2.2.2 (#2, Feb 5 2003, 10:40:08)
[GCC 3.2.1 (Mandrake Linux 8.1 3.2.1-5mdk)]

And when I run the thing to try to install the latest version of bittorrent I get the message
python-base = 2.3 is needed by bittorrent-3.2.b1-6mdk
Install aborted.

So I'm at a loss. If I run the 2.3 python rpm it tells me it is installed. But it doesn't seem to run. However at least enough of 2.3 seems to be in place that it has broken my 2.2 so the downloadcurses doesn't work anymore.

Anyone have any idea how I can undo the mess I've made?
Old 10-10-2003, 11:43 PM   #2
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Re: Python 2.3 installed but still coming up 2.2.2 why?

Be aware that I'm not very familiar with RPM based systems, however you can try this:

1. If you type: rpm -q python* (or just python (without asterisk)) it should display names of installed packages containing 'python' in their names (or at least I think so).
2. Type: rpm -e name_of_the_python_2.2.2_package_from_step_one (this will remove Python 2.2.2 from your system).
3. Type: rpm -Uhv name_of_python_2.3.0_package_from_step_one (this will remove and install again (i.e. re-install) your instance of Python 2.3.0 (just in case; it may work even without that, but...)).
4. Type: python -V. It should display 2.3.0. If not, well, you're out of luck. Wait for help from someone other.


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