Question about Python upgrade on linux

Discussion in 'Python' started by guandalino, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. guandalino

    guandalino Guest

    Hi, suppose I have python 2.6.4 installed from source and I want to
    upgrade to 2.6.5. Python standard library is automatically upgraded at
    2.6.5 as well, while 3rd party pure Python and extension modules in
    site-packages don't. Is it safe to keep the old site-packages or is it
    suggested to reinstall modules and/or recompile extensions using the
    new Python?

    And to upgrade from 2.6 to 2.7?

    Thanks,
    best regards.
     
    guandalino, Jul 15, 2010
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  2. guandalino

    Jeff McNeil Guest

    On Jul 15, 11:54 am, guandalino <> wrote:
    > Hi, suppose I have python 2.6.4 installed from source and I want to
    > upgrade to 2.6.5. Python standard library is automatically upgraded at
    > 2.6.5 as well, while 3rd party pure Python and extension modules in
    > site-packages don't. Is it safe to keep the old site-packages or is it
    > suggested to reinstall modules and/or recompile extensions using the
    > new Python?
    >
    > And to upgrade from 2.6 to 2.7?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > best regards.


    Going from 2.6.4 to 2.6.5 ought to be fine (consider the /usr/lib/
    python2.x/ naming, and not /usr/lib/python2.x.y naming).When Going
    from 2.6 to 2.7, you're better off reinstalling your extensions.

    Thanks,

    Jeff
    http://www.jmcneil.net
     
    Jeff McNeil, Jul 15, 2010
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