In this guide, we will go over how to install python 2.7 on your dedicated server. This guide requires you to be logged into the servers command line interface as the root user.
Installing Python 2.7
- Log into your server via the root user.
- Install all of the requirements via yum.
yum -y install gcc gdbm-devel readline-devel ncurses-devel zlib-devel bzip2-devel sqlite-devel db4-devel openssl-devel tk-devel bluez-libs-devel make
- Run the commands in the following order to prevent any errors.
tar xvfz Python-2.7.8.tgz
./configure –with-threads –enable-shared
- After the make altinstall command is complete run the next set of commands to finish the installation.
echo “/usr/local/lib/” >> /etc/ld.so.conf.d/usrlocallib.conf
pip install virtualenv
At this point Python 2.7 has been installed and you can run the python2.7 command on your server to enter a new environment.