wget https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.4.0/Python-3.4.0.tar.xz tar Jxf Python-3.4.0.tar.xz cd Python-3.4.0/ ./configure --prefix=$HOME/python make make install
Installing local version of modules
Get the module source code from the index: https://pypi.python.org/pypi
sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev
Now install setuptools:
wget https://pypi.python.org/packages/source/s/setuptools/setuptools-3.5.tar.gz tar xf setuptools-3.5.tar.gz cd setuptools-3.5/ py setup.py install
Where py is an alias:
setuptools is an essential requisite for installing readline
Now install readline:
wget https://pypi.python.org/packages/source/r/readline/readline-188.8.131.52.tar.gz tar xf readline-184.108.40.206.tar.gz cd readline-220.127.116.11/ py setup.py install
Now edit the file ~/.pythonstartup
# python startup file import readline import rlcompleter import atexit import os # tab completion readline.parse_and_bind('tab: complete') # history file histfile = os.path.join(os.environ['HOME'], '.pythonhistory') try: readline.read_history_file(histfile) except IOError: pass atexit.register(readline.write_history_file, histfile) del os, histfile, readline, rlcompleter
Now add the following to .bashrc:
To allow using history in my local python version, I needed to do the above steps (installing python followed by modules setuptools and readline)
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