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    Default downgrading python

    Hi Folks

    I installed openSuse 11.1 64 bit in order to play some games with blender (3-D animation package). blender needs python 2.5 but openSuse comes with 2.6. Any advice on how to downgrade to an earlier version of python?

    Thanks
    Dave

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    Default Re: downgrading python

    Hi,

    you should grab the python source code and compile and install python to a different directory. Maybe Python v2.5 and v2.6 together on openSUSE 11.1 - openSUSE Forums gives you some hints how to do this.

    Hope this helps

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    looks promising

    thanks
    Dave

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    Default Re: downgrading python

    that did the trick
    I now have to start the version of blender I downloaded with

    Code:
    ./blender $PYTHONHOME=/usr/local/lib
    BTW, the reason I'm not using the version of blender from the repos is that it seems to have the game engine disabled, can't imagine why

    Dave

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    Default Re: downgrading python

    Hi,

    glad to see that you've got it working now. I've looked into the spec file of the blender RPM and you were right, the game engine is explicit disabled. Anyway now it works for you

    Have a lot of fun

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    hmm,

    now blender works fine without giving it the path to the python library. I guess it needed a reboot to pick up the new lib
    anyway, it works great now
    thanx for the help

    Dave

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