Ubuntu 10.04 has only two supported Python versions 2.6 and 3.1. Developers often need more, to test that their Python code works on 2.7, 2.5 (and maybe even 2.4 and older ones). What's the best way to install those Python versions side-by-side on a lucid system?
Is it Felix Krull's PPA, which I'm currently using?
Incidentally, some important packages aren't available in those non-standard Pythons from the deadsnakes PPA:
- python-setuptools (but you can install python-setuptools-deadsnakes)