Lucid Alpha and Python 2.4

J dreadpiratejeff at
Thu Feb 11 21:22:05 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 16:09, John DeCarlo <johndecarlo at> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 3:03 PM, J <dreadpiratejeff at> wrote:
>> Do the Lucid repos contain Python 2.6?  And the obvious next question
>> is, can your python program run under 2.6?  I know there're a lot of
>> differences between 2.x and 3.x python, so it's a thought.
>> Otherwise, you could get 2.4 from
> Yes, I should have explained that Lucid has Python 2.5 and 2.6.

Not necessarily :-) I'm running Karmic on everything, haven't pulled a
Lucid build yet.  So I had no idea what was included.

> This application is a .deb file that has a requirement of 2.4, so I can't
> tell if it would work with 2.5 or 2.6

Ahhh, ok.  I thought it was a program requirement, not a package dependency.

> Unless I learned how to unpack the .deb, change the dependency, and repack
> it.

Check here, specifically dpkg-deb

That will at least let you extract the contents of the package to a
directory without doing the installation steps, so maybe that will
allow you to get everything out...

also, there's this: man dpkg

Look at the stuff about ignoring dependencies...

> Thanks for the suggestion.

You're welcome... however, keep in mind that installing 2.4 from may or may not help here, as this is a package dependency,
not a program dependency.  Chances are, dpkg is checking it's own list
of installed things for deps, in which case, unless you have a python
2.4 deb to install that gets registered, it'll do you no good.

Were it me, I'd try just extracting the package to a temp folder and
installing it manually first, then going from there...



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