Python version

Donn donn.ingle at
Wed Jun 13 18:54:09 BST 2007

> How can I get Gramps to recognise that I have the required version? And
> how do I get the command 'python' to bring up the 2.5 version? Can
> anyone help please?
Hi Neil,
I think 'python' is a link to python2.4 at the moment. You can verify this at 
a console (don't type the $ sign):
$ which python
So, we see where it lives. Now to see what it is:
$ ls -l /usr/bin/python
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2006-08-02 16:49 /usr/bin/python -> python2.4
Aha! It's a link.
So, you can relink it. Find where python2.5 lives with which again, let's 
assume it's in /usr/bin/python2.5, so:
$sudo ln -s /usr/bin/python2.5 /usr/bin/python
Will relink 'python' to the right place.

I don't know what effect this will have on the rest of the system, but if 
other things go mad, you can always link it back to 2.4 again.


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