Python version

Greg Booth bootgr at
Wed Jun 13 18:14:45 UTC 2007

The other way to do is to just remove python 2.4

sudo apt-get remove python2.4

This should force it to link the python executable to 2.5

If your system goes buggy just reinstall 2.4 and remove the 2.5 . My
systems perfectly ok with 2.5 but then again it's Feisty and I can't
tell from your email what version you're running.


On 6/13/07, Donn <donn.ingle at> wrote:
> > 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
> /usr/bin/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.
> hth
> /d
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