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Fri Jul 29 00:18:19 EDT 2005
Jim Popovitch wrote: > Python does support multiple installed versions, hence python and > python2 binaries. Noone is saying you can't have multiple versions of python installed. But only one of them can be referenced at any given time as /usr/bin/python. The fact that your system uses a hard link to /usr/bin/python1.5 instead of a soft link doesn't change this. You will have a corresponding python<version> binary for every version of python you install, and /usr/bin/python will be linked to one of them. It's a rare system that doesn't follow this convention. Switching back and forth is likely to cause problems. To avoid this, you will need to properly set configure options, customize the source code, and/or set up a dedicated environment.