I want to follow a guide to install some software on a ReadyNas Duo (sparc). The guide indicates I need python 2.7, but I already have 2.6 installed.
~# which python /usr/bin/python ~# ls -al /usr/bin/python lrwx--x--x 1 root root 9 Jan 5 2012 /usr/bin/python -> python2.6 ~# python Python 2.6.6 (r266:84292, Mar 16 2011, 19:38:28) [GCC 3.3.5 (Debian 1:3.3.5-13)] on linux2
Other applications I have installed depend on python 2.6, but I'm not sure if they are going to break if I move to 2.7
Is it possible to install 2.7 alongside 2.6 so they coexist? I assume that applications depend on the default python using
/usr/bin/python symlink, so ideally 2.7 could sit in
/usr/bin/python2.7 and the new application could just reference that directly?