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    Default Upgrade to python 2.7

    I wrote a small program in python that uses ssl wrappers. When I wrote the program I was using a machine with python 2.7 and the program uses the ssl.wrap_socket(ciphers='') function. Everything was working great so I copied it to my backtrack machine. My problem is that option does not work with python 2.5 which I verified on this page 17.3. ssl — SSL wrapper for socket objects — Python v2.7 documentation.

    So my question is can I upgrade to python 2.7 on my backtrack 4R1 machine or am I going to break a lot of the python tools? Also if it is safe to upgrade is there a recommended upgrade path or should I just go follow an Ubuntu python install guide?


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    Default Re: Upgrade to python 2.7

    i wont mess around with custom-packages since its not supported it may happen that you break some other stuff... so the best way would be to "./configure --prefix /opt/python2.7" your python install.... or do something simillar to this so you are not messing stuff up.

    good luck.

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    Default Re: Upgrade to python 2.7

    Good idea and working perfectly. Thank You.

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    Default Re: Upgrade to python 2.7

    just as an fyi you can install more than one version of python onto your system.
     root@bt:~# whereis python
    python: /usr/bin/python2.5 /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/python2.5-config /usr/bin/python2.4 /etc/python2.5 /etc/python /etc/python2.4 /usr/lib/python2.5 /usr/lib/python2.4 /usr/local/lib/python2.5 /usr/local/lib/python2.4 /usr/include/python2.5 /usr/include/python2.5_d /usr/include/python2.4 /usr/include/python2.4_d /usr/share/python /usr/share/man/man1/python.1.gz

    Installing multiple versions of Python on Ubuntu from Source
    Preferred way to install multiple python versions on Ubuntu Jaunty - Super User
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    Default Re: Upgrade to python 2.7

    Another excellent tip. Thanks again guys.

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