Python version

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at
Wed Jun 13 20:52:30 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 13 June 2007, Neil Winchurst wrote:
> I did think about removing 2.4. As I said, if I run 'python' or
> 'python2.4' they both start version 2.4. If I run 'python2.5' its runs
> version 2.5. Either version seems to work OK, so I am assuming that I
> have both versions installed and they both work. No, I have no idea how
> that happened. However, for some reason when I try to upgrade Gramps it
> only finds version 2.4 and complains.

I suspect that's because it is calling on 'python'  and as you said, you get 

What you need to do is to:

sudo  rm /usr/bin/python     (remove the old symlink named python)

sudo  ln -s  /usr/bin/python2.5  /usr/bin/python      (make a new symlink)

This will point 'python'  to the 2.5 version.

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