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[Discuss] Quick question regarding Linux interpreter.

You might want to give environment-modules a try. I've been using it since 1998 whenever I needed to manage environments with multiple versions of the same tools, and it's always worked great for me. 

On Mar 27, 2014, at 2:08 PM, Jerry Feldman <gaf at> wrote:

> I have a number of Python scripts that need Python 2.6.2 on RHEL 5. So,
> I point the script to a version of Python I have installed on our
> company's server, something like:
> #!/mnts/tools/<path to python 2.6.2>
> This works well on the RHEL 5.10 systems, but not on RHEL 6.5
> We fail on RHEL 6.5 because Python is looking for but
> libtk8.5 is installed on RHEL 6.5
> Also, Python 2.4 is installed on RHEL 5.
> The issue is that we are importing tkinter that is not installed on the
> /mnts/tools.
> I could use
> #!/usr/bin/env python
> But I can't count on the proper python variable in a user's environment.
> Or I can just have a short BASH script that tests which version of RHEL
> I am on and just runs python, but that is not elegant
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