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I have debian 6.0 64bit and I need to update my python 2.6.6, It's the wrong version for my needs and now have to remove the 2.6.6 and upgrade to 3. Any help please? I'm not a Linux Savy!

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migrated from Apr 10 '13 at 12:44

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aptitude install python3

Follow that up by any bits and bobs you might need on top.

aptitude search python3

to see what's available.

If you really must remove 2.6 (note that they live happily side by side):

aptitude remove python2.6
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removing python 2.x is a VERY VERY bad idea. You want to start python scripts with the version on it, and removing python 2 WILL BREAK THINGS VERY BADLY – Journeyman Geek Apr 10 '13 at 12:46
AFAIK removing python 2.6 will break your lunix because parts of it use it, so it will be partially equal to rm -rf / – Smit Johnth Aug 2 '15 at 19:39

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