I manually installed python 2.7.5 using checkinstall. I downloaded and extracted the source tarball from python.org in /usr/local/src, then ran these commands
./configure sudo make sudo checkinstall
I wanted to upgrade from 2.7.4 to 2.7.5, I probably could have used apt-get to just install the next version, but now I want to uninstall it, I went to the ubuntu software center and tried to remove it, but it tells me that I need to remove all these other programs that depend on python even though I already have the python version that came with my installation. I'm not really sure how to uninstall it.
apt-cache policy python python2.7 outputs:
python: Installed: 2.7.5-1 Candidate: 2.7.5-1 Version table: *** 2.7.5-1 0 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 2.7.4-0ubuntu1 0 500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/main amd64 Packages python2.7: Installed: 2.7.4-2ubuntu3 Candidate: 2.7.4-2ubuntu3 Version table: *** 2.7.4-2ubuntu3 0 500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/main amd64 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
/usr/local/src/Python2.7.5, there is a deb package called