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Re: upgrade from python2.3 to python2.4

On 8/3/05, Christian Henz <christian.henz@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/3/05, Dom <debian.dom@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I downloaded a game sudoku recently but I'm having troubles installing
> > it. It requires Python 2.4 or higher and when I downloaded it first
> > Python 2.3 was on my system. So I searched in aptitude if I can
> > upgrade it and I found Python 2.4 - so I installed it. Tried to
> > install the sudoku application but a message
> >
> > Error: Python-2.4 or newer is required. Current version:
> >  2.3.5 (#2, Jun 19 2005, 13:28:00)
> > [GCC 3.3.6 (Debian 1:3.3.6-6)]
> >
> Try to run the program with "python2.4 theprogram" instead of just "theprogram".
> cheers,
> Christian
Thank you very much, so simple, yet I would never have thougt of that
since I've been looking at the install instructions where they say
nothing about that option...

Anyway, when I thought the problem has been solved, it occurs
something else has got in my way...

This game requires 'PyGTK-2.3.93 or newer' also so I tried to install
it... I downloaded the pygtk-2.4.0 and run

# ./configure --prefix=/usr/lib/python2.4

as in instructions but I always get this line at the end:

# checking whether /usr/lib/python2.4 version >= 2.3... configure:
error: too old

Then I read in the pygtk readme file the next:

If your Python interpreter isn't in the path, or is not called
"python", you can set the PYTHON environment variable to the full path
of the interpreter:

    $ PYTHON=/prefix/bin/python
    $ export PYTHON

And I entered:

# PYTHON=/usr/bin/python2.4
# export PYTHON

But no change.

I just spent so much time trying to search for a solution on the net
but can't afford to loose any more time.

I mean, it is a great game and in my opinion worth all the trouble but
at the moment this just isn't a good use of my time. Maybe some of you
good folks comes up with an idea in the mean time or tells me what I
have been doing wrong.


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