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How to Run Python 2.7 on Oracle Linux 6.x (Doc ID 2328993.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Python 2.7 includes a new ordered dictionary type, faster I/O, and better forward compatibility with Python 3. Also included are the Python 2.7.8 interpreter, web-programming extension libraries and mod_wsgi for use with httpd24, PostgreSQL connectors, and the numpy and scipy modules for scientific applications. For more information, see

However, in Oracle Linux 6 latest channel ol6_latest ( , the available highest version is python-2.6.*.

Customer could not remove python-2.6* from Oracle Linux 6, because other OS functions need it.

This doc will show how to enable software collection library and run python 2.7 on OL6 env.


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