How to install Python 2.6 on Precise Pangolin

The new Ubuntu Release (Precise Pangolin, 12.04), dropped Python2.6 support in favor of Python2.7.

At the moment there is no PPA repository set up to install Python2.6.

If you want to install a packaged version of Python2.6 you can use this script, inspired by this thread, of course at your own risk ® :):

# Customize the country variable to reach closer mirrors, e.g. set it to:
# us, uk, de, fr, es, ...

# Create a temporary folder and go into it
DOWNLOADDIR=$( mktemp -d )

# Download the packages
wget $BASEURL/python2.6_2.6.7-4ubuntu1_i386.deb
wget $BASEURL/python2.6-minimal_2.6.7-4ubuntu1_i386.deb
wget $BASEURL/python2.6-dev_2.6.7-4ubuntu1_i386.deb
wget $BASEURL/libpython2.6_2.6.7-4ubuntu1_i386.deb
# if you need the debug build of the Python Interpreter
# uncomment the following line
#wget $BASEURL/python2.6-dbg_2.6.7-4ubuntu1_i386.deb

# install the packages
dpkg -i *python2.6*_2.6.7-4ubuntu1_i386.deb

# Remove unwanted stuff
To remove the packages use dpkg -r:
root@padme:~# dpkg -r python2.6-dbg
(Reading database ... 232399 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing python2.6-dbg ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
Hope this helps :)

2 commenti:

thet ha detto...

you can also use this buildout:

there are buildout configuration files for python versions 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7 and 3.2.

Esalando Prassi ha detto...

Yeah, for sure buildout is an option if you are a developer.
My goal was to give a manageable solution for installing system packages.

Anyway I prefer to use buildout for installing applications. IMHO Python should be managed with distribution tools, not with buildout. Sometimes this is too hard, e.g. for Apple "victims" ;), and buildout comes handy...

Probably is just a matter of taste and convenience.