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Too many python installations. Should i remove them all and install the latest? [CLOSED]

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I'am using CentOS v6.4 on my VPS and hence 'yum' install manager and i just tried:

root@nikos [~]# which python
root@nikos [~]# which python3
root@nikos [~]# which python3.3
root@nikos [~]#

Why so many pythons in my system.
Now in the case of my Python3 installation, it looks like i have two parallel installations of Python3, but i don't. One is almost certainly a symlink to the other and not an actual installation.

I'm thinking of:

yum remove python
yum remove python3
yum remove python3.3


yum install python3.3.2 from scratch.

I'm sceptic about uninstalling python 2.x though. Seems to me as a bad idea because most of the core system utilities are written in Python 2.6+. Yum, for example, is a collection of Python 2.6 programs. If i actually do "yum remove python" i will see most of my core system get listed in the uninstall dependency list -- which is a Bad Thing.

But then again i dont like the idea of having too many Python into my system.

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posted May 31, 2013 by anonymous

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1 Answer

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Check if python3 and python3.3 arent the same. Run them and look at the "intro" lines.

answer May 31, 2013 by anonymous
yes both are same
So it looks like you have two Python installations, one for Python 2
and one for Python 3. Why is that too many?
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