[AG-TECH] Python installation problem

Michael Daw mike.daw at man.ac.uk
Thu Feb 6 08:21:56 CST 2003

OK. With some help from my colleague, Mike Jones, I've successfully
installed Python.

Here's what I did:

rpm -U python2.2.2-2.2.2-1.src.rpm (as before)
cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS
rpm -bb python-2.2.spec
cd /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386
rpm -ivh python2.2.2-*.rpm

Which got me (among other things) the following new files (which are the
Given what Bob said, do I need an executable called 'python2'...?

For others going down the same track with RH7.2, I've put the rpms here:

Perhaps either some further instruction (e.g. as above) or these rpms could
be put on the AG2.0 website?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Olson [mailto:olson at mcs.anl.gov]
> Sent: 06 February 2003 13:47
> To: Michael Daw; AG Technical Developers
> Subject: Re: [AG-TECH] Python installation problem
> >
> >I thought I'd check whether I'd already got Python 2.2 installed, but
> >running 'python' at the command line gets:
> Try running "python2"

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