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I have a VM of Ubuntu 10.10 x86, and I need to build a Mercurial installation against Python 2.4. I have to do this because the web host I am working on has Python 2.4 as the latest copy of Python.

In Ubuntu 9.10 it was a simple as editing two make files to target the python2.4 executable, and doing a make local against it. However since Ubuntu 10.10 does not have 2.4 I need to install the base, libraries, and dev tools for 2.4.

How do I go about doing this? I wasn't able to find a good walk-through via Google.

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You can find python 2.4 and 2.5 in this PPA https://launchpad.net/~fkrull/+archive/deadsnakes

I am successfully using the python2.5 from this PPA, but I have not tested the python2.4 packages.

This is a similar question.

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You can also get Python 2.5 and 2.7 from that PPA. –  brousch Nov 7 '10 at 20:34
    
That PPA provides python2.7 only for Lucid. python2.7 should be by default in Maverick. –  Adi Roiban Nov 7 '10 at 21:34
    
Oh man it was a simple as installing python2.4 python2.4-dev on to my VM. Thanks a bunch man :) –  Urda Nov 7 '10 at 21:42
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