Re: Obtaining/compiling/installing python3.7
- Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2019 06:29:16 -0500
- From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Obtaining/compiling/installing python3.7
On 04/27/2019 02:45 AM, Curt wrote:
On 2019-04-27, Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
python3.7 is available in testing.
Using Buster was my original idea but it's not ready in ways important
to me. I had been looking for Python3.7 in backports. What snags might I
hit attempting to use a testing package in stable? I'm using an isolated
system so I can take some risks.
I would do it this way (maybe not the very best way because I'm pretty
The essential thing is not to touch or overwrite the default python
installation in /usr/bin/python, which would break certain things (or
many things) as I think you've already kind of discovered earlier, maybe.
This would be the frankensnag in installing the testing package,
For the benefit of those reading this thread in future
creating a hybrid monster of a distro that might attack your
grandchildren when you're not looking (python being rather integral to
the running OS, I think).
A docker instance (of which I know next to nothing) would be completely
sandboxed (if that is the term) and sans danger, in my understanding of
it. In that regard, why people don't run or suggest a docker Firefox
(which I believe exists somewhere) to assuage security concerns I'm
uncertain (perhaps more trouble than it's worth).
It has been suggested on a LUG which I follow.
I've gotten a significant reading assignment there.
I think it is something I want in my "toolbox".
If retirement isn't for learning, what use is it :}