How to install Python 2.2.2 on your SME Server
This procedure has been tested on the SME Server version 5.6. It may work on earlier versions as well, but I have not tested it.
[UPDATE: - You do NOT absolutely need to follow this procedure with SME Server version 5.5 or 5.6. Those versions already include python 2.2 (but not 2.2.2) as part of the release. However, if you want to install python 2.2.2, the instructions below will still be applicable.]
In order to experiment with XML processing, I wanted to use the newer python 2.2.2 on
my SME Server. RPMs are available from python.org,
but they are based on Red Hat 8.0 and have dependencies on libraries that are not shipped
with the SME Server 5.6 or Red Hat version 7.3. I downloaded and rebuilt ("
Note that this installation process does not affect the existing python 1.5.2 installation in any way. This RPM puts python 2.2 in a separate directory tree and leaves you with two "python" commands (see below).
Here is the process:
Note that if you type '
If you have any suggestions or comments - or problems installing the RPM - please contact me.
Note that in the rebuilding of the source RPM, the following additional RPMs were created:
As I do not need any of these for my development efforts, I have not installed them, so I do not know that they install correctly. They are there for your experimentation.
Last modified: October 16, 2009