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python not working on RHEL6


On 03/10/2018 13:17, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 9:11 PM Dan Purgert <dan at djph.net> wrote:
>>
>> Chris Angelico wrote:
>>> On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 5:17 AM Thomas Jollans <tjol at tjol.eu> wrote:
>>>> [...]
>>>> Whether we agree on the terminology here or not, of course we can agree
>>>> that you have to be bloody careful if you *do* decide to put things in
>>>> /usr/bin yourself :-)
>>>
>>> [...] On my system (Debian GNU/Linux), /usr/local/bin is ahead of
>>> /usr/bin in $PATH, so even installing into local isn't going to
>>> protect you.
>>
>> Here (MX 17), I'd also shoot myself in the foot if I installed something
>> as "/usr/local/bin/python" :)
>>
>> $ echo $PATH
>> /usr/local/bin:/usr/bin
>>
>> I imagine there's good reason for /usr/local/bin to override /usr/bin
>> ... but it also seems like it's a good way to cause "fun(tm)" problems.
>>
> 
> If a system script depends on Python, it should be calling on
> /usr/bin/python2.7 explicitly, rather than depending on $PATH. (And
> possibly using -E for further isolation.)
> 

(On Red Hat systems) they tend to call /usr/bin/python.