Download a recent version of Python 2.x from techguru downloads expand the .tgz into a temp directory and run the installer, accepting the default installation path (/opt/ActivePython-2.x. This will create a separate installation, without breaking the core system Python.

[root@server ActivePython-]# ./
Enter directory in which to install ActivePython. Leave blank and
press 'Enter' to use the default [/opt/ActivePython-2.6].
Install directory:
Installing ActivePython to '/opt/ActivePython-2.6/

Whenever python is referenced from in this document, it refers to this later version of Python, so refer to it explicitly or modify your PATH.

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