I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop, now i want to use Python 2.5.4 for educational purpose. Can any one help me with step by step instructions... I also need IDLE for 2.5.4.
I use https://launchpad.net/~fkrull/+archive/deadsnakes for all the old python versions.
It seems maintained and new versions are also added.
simply do the following:
This is an installation path for installing 2.5.4 from source:
sudo apt-get install build-essential gcc cd Downloads wget http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.5.4/Python-2.5.4.tgz tar -xvzf Python-2.5.4.tgz cd Python-2.5.4 ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/python2.5 make make test sudo checkinstall --pkgname python2.5 --provides python2.5 sudo ln -s /usr/local/python2.5/bin/python /usr/bin/python2.5
You can use this version by issueing