Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 27133
Old version of python included
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:25 EDT
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Redhat ships new versions of almost all programs included in fisher. Even
beta versions of some programs are included.
The python version included is v1.5.2. This version was released 13 April
1999. Since then, 1.6, 2.0 has been released, and 2.1 is in alpha two
I guess the reason for this is because lots of your admintools are using
1.5.2, and it takes some time to test (and maybe change some) them with
Ths solution is simple, ship both. It's not a problem at
all. /usr/bin/python is a link, today pointing at /usr/bin/python1.5
Include python2.0 and 1.5, have the /usr/bin/python point
at /usr/bin/python2.0 and update your scripts to use /usr/bin/python1.5
and it will all work.
This is what I have been doing manually for a while...
The Python language is growing fast. Please dont let people use an old
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Python 2.0 is on the Powertools CD of fisher. It will become the default in the
next major (.0) release of Red Hat Linux.
*** Bug 31677 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***