Oracle Linux: How to Install and Run Python 2.7 on Oracle Linux 6
(Doc ID 2328993.1)
Last updated on MAY 17, 2021
Applies to:Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 to Oracle Linux 6.10 [Release OL6 to OL6U10]
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 https://www.python.org/
However, in Oracle Linux 6 latest channel ol6_latest ( http://yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL6/latest/x86_64/ , 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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