How to downgrade python from 2.6.4 to 2.5?

Posted on 2009-12-21
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I have running Fedora Core 12 and need to downgrade python from 2.6.4 to 2.5.4 and do this using source code.  I've located the source code.  How do I remove the 2.6.4 and get 2.5.4 up and running?  Thanks.

I am downgrading Python as it seems the Google Apps Engine is not compatible with >2.6 Python.
Question by:amigan_99
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    Something you can install the older version to a different directory using configure.. like maybe to /opt/python.
    Next, rename the python executable of the newer version and create a soft link to /opt

    Suppose the newer version is under /usr/local/bin/
    then cd /usr/local/bin
    mv python python.newer_version
    ln -s /opt/path_to_python python

    see if this helps...
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    Assisted Solution

    The following article dicusses the possibility to use both Python 2.6.1 and Python 3.0 on Fedora --  It is likely that you can do the same with Python 2.5.4.
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    Thank-you for both approaches.

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