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Linux RPMs for Python 2.2.3

Except where noted, these RPMs are made available by Sean Reifschneider (

Having Problems?

If you are having problems, please see the RPM Frequently Asked Questions section at the end of this document for possible solutions.

RPMs For Other Platforms

For platforms in which binaries aren't available here, you can easily build binary RPMs directly from the Python SRPM. Simply download one of the .src.rpmfiles below, and run "rpmbuild --rebuild python2-2.2.3-1.src.rpm". Note toward the end of the output, the lines starting with "Wrote:" indicate where the binary RPMs were written.

The benefit of building binary RPMs in this way is that they are built using exactly the set of libraries and versions of packages that you have installed on your system. Because the SRPMs encompass all the steps required to build binary RPMs, it is a "fire and forget" process -- the simplest source build ever.


Files, MD5 checksums and sizes

  Red Hat 9 based SRPM, Red Hat 8.x and 9 users should use these:
    989b0372573f3fe296ae8fea709da9b7 python2-2.2.3-26.src.rpm (7007263 bytes)
   Red Hat 9 Binaries:
    31edfca30731a36d67c5d6a9cbacab95 python-2.2.3-26.i386.rpm (5530686 bytes)
    10b4c48921d2c05283296431ad14d0f1 python-devel-2.2.3-26.i386.rpm (1172632 bytes)
    f81d53d0ccca8e7d6a482df36d879ffc python-docs-2.2.3-26.i386.rpm (1839344 bytes)
    240922eb2055acbfe8dcc110e7c0c854 python-tools-2.2.3-26.i386.rpm (38312 bytes)
    707fcae449f3acdc70c34a465eacf3b7 tkinter-2.2.3-26.i386.rpm (352298 bytes)

  Based on SRPM:
    356b7acd018f1b703d6427b30f070d97 python2-2.2.3-1.src.rpm (7680544 bytes)
   Red Hat 9 Binaries:
    f3725a1725a1d51bdbcc5bf09edad6f8 python2-2.2.3-1.i386.rpm (6232077 bytes)
    e7799403d2fbcf3e13cca690bfb96ff1 python2-devel-2.2.3-1.i386.rpm (579465 bytes)
    710dcb6204ba0273a0413f4bb8823a2d python2-docs-2.2.3-1.i386.rpm (1495357 bytes)
    2f1ca332c535e1fe2c101f5dc8b9f055 python2-tkinter-2.2.3-1.i386.rpm (348414 bytes)
    0274dd2eee7df059b1e4689e650071cf python2-tools-2.2.3-1.i386.rpm (349117 bytes)

RPM Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q) Why I try to run "rpmbuild -ta Python-2.2.3.tgz", I get an error about unpackaged files.
  • A) Yes, there's a problem with the .spec file in the base tar file. Use the SRPM that is on this page.
  • Q) When running "rpm -ba", "rpm -ta" or "rpm --rebuild" I get the error "-ba: unknown option" or "--rebuild: unknown option" or "-ta: unknown option".
  • A) With the Red Hat 8.0 release, the building options were removed from the "rpm" command. Use the "rpmbuild" command instead ("rpmbuild --rebuild python2-2.2.3-1.src.rpm").
  • Q) I'm getting the "-ba: unknown option" when trying to build RPMs using distutils "python bdist_rpm".
  • A) As noted above, Red Hat broke the "build" functionality out of the base "rpm" command with the 8.0 release. Unfortunately, they didn't patch their python RPM to account for this, and they don't appear to be planning to release any errata to fix this. If you upgrade to the 2.2.2-7 or newer RPMs on this page, distutils should work. Note that this seems to be fixed in the Red Hat 9 release (which uses Python 2.2.2 and has a patched distutils).
  • Q) When trying to build RPMs, I get "rpmbuild: command not found".
  • A) The "rpmbuild" command is part of a separate RPM "rpm-build". You will need to install this package before you can build RPMs.