1.6. Python on Debian GNU/Linux

If you are lucky enough to be running Debian GNU/Linux, you install Python through the apt command.

Example 1.3. Installing on Debian GNU/Linux

localhost:~$ su -
Password: [enter your root password]
localhost:~# apt-get install python
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
Suggested packages:
  python-tk python2.3-doc
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  python python2.3
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/2880kB of archives.
After unpacking 9351kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
Selecting previously deselected package python2.3.
(Reading database ... 22848 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking python2.3 (from .../python2.3_2.3.1-1_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package python.
Unpacking python (from .../python_2.3.1-1_all.deb) ...
Setting up python (2.3.1-1) ...
Setting up python2.3 (2.3.1-1) ...
Compiling python modules in /usr/lib/python2.3 ...
Compiling optimized python modules in /usr/lib/python2.3 ...
localhost:~# exit
localhost:~$ python
Python 2.3.1 (#2, Sep 24 2003, 11:39:14)
[GCC 3.3.2 20030908 (Debian prerelease)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> [press Ctrl+D to exit]