Hi there,

I have to upgrade my Python installation (to at least Python V2.4) on a (SuSe) Linux box. When I did a

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python -
in the first place, I got as output: Python V2.3+. Now, I downloaded the latest Python tar.gz (Python V2.5) from the Python website and compiled it myself:

"./configure", "make" and then I used "make altinstall" as it is recommended in the docs: to build a separate binary (avoiding conflicts with an existing Python installation).

Well, everything went smooth, the Python 2.5 binary is now located in /usr/local/bin/, however, since the old Python is in /usr/bin/, another

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python -
still shows the Python V2.3+ output. Is there a way to force checking first in /usr/local/bin/ for the Python installation instead of /usr/bin/ ??

I guess I have to change maybe a global path variable in my Linux system, but since I'm not a *NIX guru, I'm a little lost. :-( Otherwise: would it maybe better to uninstall the previous (Python 2.3) installation?

Any help is highly appreciated!