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[Discuss] Python script question

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 8:32 AM, Jerry Feldman <gaf at> wrote:
> 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.

Right, but if you guarantee that there will be a python2.6 interpreter
at a given path, you don't need any environment variables to tell you
where it is.

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