Can someone provide the steps needed to install python version 2.7 on SUSE and RedHat? It version that is on there is like 2.4 and I need to have it at at least 2.6 to make my script work.
So after the install, I can type Python in a xTerm and get the Python 2.7 command line interface.
Download source and install from source.
NOTE: You should check for the latest version of python 2.7.x. (Originally had
wget http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.7/Python-2.7.tgz), while now the latest version is 2.7.3
wget http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.7.3/Python-2.7.3.tgz # Download tar xvfz Python-2.7.3.tgz # unzip cd Python-2.7.3 # go into directory ./configure make # build su # or 'sudo su' if there is no root user make altinstall
(EDIT: make install -> make altinstall per Ignacio's comment).