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Compile and install Python 2.7.6 on CentOS

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Enter the command below to get root privilege.

su –

or

sudo su  

Installing Development Tools

yum groupinstall ‘development tools’

Installing dependencies require by Python 2.7.6

yum install -y zlib-dev openssl-devel sqlite-devel bzip2-devel wget

Downloading Python 2.7.6 source.

wget http://python.org/ftp/python/2.7.6/Python-2.7.6.tar.xz

Unpacking Python 2.7.6 source.

tar -xvf Python-2.7.6.tar.xz

Entering into Python 2.7.6 source directory.

cd Python-2.7.6

Commands used to compile and install Python 2.7.6. make

make install
make clean

Now we have Python 2.7.6 installed on our CentOS system. If you have any problem feel free to leave a comment below.