update python to the last stable version without breaking yum
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install_python27.sh

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DESCRIPTION:

Upgrade python (http://www.python.org/) to latest stable version (as of 04/02/12) without breaking yum on CentOS 5.x.

REQUIREMENTS:

This script has only been tested on CentOS 5.6, 5.7 and 5.8.

USAGE:

You must be root or use sudo.

#> ./install_python27.sh

TODO:

Allow user to choose directory (/usr/local/ instead of /opt/).

Allow which version to upgrade to (including 3.x branch).

LICENSE & AUTHOR:

Author:: Anthony Scalisi (scalisi.a@gmail.com)

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.