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[Discuss] Python script question

On 08/04/2011 08:01 AM, Gordon Marx wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 7:43 AM, Jerry Feldman <gaf at> wrote:
>> Here at work, we encapsulate all products so the product does not depend
>> on anything installed on the system (other than things like the kernel
>> and libc. Compilers, languages like Perl and Python, libraries, such as
>> cplex, et. al. I've probably got about 6 different copies of Python 2.6.
>> I have no control of this since this is done in Toronto.
> We don't go that far, but we do the same sort of thing -- don't rely
> on the system, everything gets installed in a custom directory
> structure, so there are machines on our network that have
> /blah/bin/python2.{4,5,6,7}. That way, at least you only have one copy
> of Python2.6 that everyone can use.
Normally at a client installation, the client would source a
configuration file (either bash or cshrc) to get all the appropriate
environment variables. It gets more complicated when my coworker is
building some scripts that are executed in a user environment.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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