compiling an actual version of python

robert rottermann robert at
Sat Feb 7 12:37:57 CET 2015

thanks for the info
On 06.02.2015 00:37, Michael Tremer wrote:
> Hello,
> indeed the Python version is not the most recent one. And that answers
> your question as well: No one is currently working on an update of this,
> but we would be happy if you would look into that and send us the
> patches.
> Generally I don't see any problems you might expect. Please stick to the
> latest version of Python 2.7 as most (if not all) python code that we
> use in IPFire is not compatible with Python 3.x.
> If there are any questions, feel free to consult us here on this list.
> Arne already pointed you to where to start from.
> -Michael

i started with cloning the  ipfire source.
now I am struck with downloading the toolchain (or wath ever is needed)
I do not find:

anywhere in the dowloaded repo


> On Thu, 2015-02-05 at 14:35 +0100, robert rottermann wrote:
>> Hi Michael,
>> On 05.02.2015 14:23, Michael Tremer wrote:
>>> Hello Robert,
>>> IPFire already comes with Python on board.
>> yes, I know that
>>> [root at ipfire ~]# python
>>> Python 2.7.3 (default, Aug 23 2013, 19:24:00)
>>> [GCC 4.4.7] on linux2
>>> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> What are you missing and what do you want to do?
>> actual is 2.7.9, which has some features not available in 2.7.3
>> actually I would like to install some python libraries, and to install
>> them I need an actual version of the setup tools..
>> But they do not run under 2.7.3 ..
>> robert
>>> -Michael
>>> On Thu, 2015-02-05 at 11:03 +0100, robert rottermann wrote:
>>>> Hi ,
>>>> I am new to this list and would like to say hi to everybody.
>>>> As I am an old python hand, I would like to have an actual python
>>>> running on ipfire.
>>>> So that will be my first attempt to get my feet wet with developing for
>>>> ipfire.
>>>> now my question: is such an project already in the works by somebody of you?
>>>> thanks
>>>> robert
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