[users] Denyhosts on RHEL3 - problem with Python version
wcooley at nakedape.cc
Tue Feb 28 20:02:13 CET 2006
On Tue, 2006-02-28 at 18:25 +0100, Dag Wieers wrote:
> Straight forward to package and install, but hard to do correct and not
> mess up. A lot of tools on your system use python and use python modules.
That's why I've built the packages so they can be installed alongside
the stock packages.
> At this moment you cannot install python modules for different python
Not from existing packages, no. But using 'python2.4 setup.py XXX' gets
all the paths correct for building new ones. Modifying current spec
files to do the right thing with a redefined __python is not too
difficult. Fitting into your build system would probably be
non-trivial, but for the handful of one-offs, doable. But I'm not
actually asking you to include them.
> And python without python-twisted, python-crypto, python-elementtree,
> python-game, python-imaging, python-numarray, python-numeric, ... is not
> very useful.
Really? I had particular applications in mind when I built the 2.4
packages which required none of those. I also wanted a chance to play
with the new stuff in 2.4 myself.
> So personally if you need newer functionality that does not come with
> RHEL3, consider to upgrade to RHEL4. I know this is not always possible
> (or preferred), believe me, I work for a company that only has RHEL2.1 :)
> I see the use in all this, but on the other hand, if you replace core
> packages of RHEL3, what do you get ? Something that is no longer RHEL3.
I started the now-accidentally-destroyed backports repository thinking
I'd replace stuff, but discovered that a lot of it didn't need
replacing--it would alongside the stock packages. I mostly abandoned it
(and not rebuilt it), however, because I was planning to do just
that--upgrade to CentOS 4. But now I'm seeing a hard lock-up trying to
install 4 on a box identical to one of my servers, so I might be stuck
with 3 for a while...
Of course, I'm using CentOS and not RHEL3 anyway ;)
Wil Cooley <wcooley at nakedape.cc>
Naked Ape Consulting, Ltd
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