I occasionally have to work on some legacy Python code that is run by the Python 2.5 interpreter in production. I'd like to set my development environment up just like production, so I need to install the
python2.5 family of packages.
Of course, I can install from source, but I'd really prefer to use packages unless there is absolutely no way to do it.
However, the 2.5 packages are not included in any of the apt sources that ship with 11.04. Where can I find Python 2.5 packages that are likely to work smoothly with Natty?
Update: It works! I should have read the
apt-get output more closely:
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
So here's what I did to get Python 2.5 installed:
: josh@josh; sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fkrull/deadsnakes : josh@josh; sudo apt-get update : josh@josh; sudo apt-get install python2.5 [...] The following packages have unmet dependencies: python-minimal : Breaks: python2.5-minimal (< 2.5.5-7) but 2.5.4-1ubuntu6.1 is to be installed python2.5 : Depends: python2.5-minimal (= 2.5.5-8~ppa2~natty3) but 2.5.4-1ubuntu6.1 is to be installed E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution). : josh@josh; sudo apt-get -f install [...] The following extra packages will be installed: python2.5-minimal Recommended packages: python2.5 The following packages will be upgraded: python2.5-minimal [...] Do you want to continue [Y/n]? [...] Setting up python2.5-minimal (2.5.5-8~ppa2~natty3) ... : josh@josh; sudo apt-get install python2.5 The following NEW packages will be installed: python2.5 [...]