For your case I would do what you did but when running configure use the command: You can change the location so you do not have to use the directory listed above but choose something different and follow the same make/make install as you did.Python will then install into a different directory and all you will have to do is add that directory to your path, at that point the new python will run while keeping the system python intact.Please do not attempt to upgrade from Cent OS 6 to Cent OS 7.The upgrade tool is deprecated by the Cent OS Development Team and the process unlikely to succeed.Hello I'm running Cent OS 7.1.1503 and Emby Server 3.0.5588.1 I'm trying to update to the latest of 3.0.56072 but when I run the commands indicated on the downloads section.. I am running 64 bit Cent OS 7 on an Oracle Virtual Box.
But either way, I ended up with 2 copies of to see what it was using, and updated it to point at the new location.
The Cent OS ISO that I downloaded came with Python 2.7.5 and I am trying to update to 2.7.11, but the normal steps are not working.
I downloaded and extracted the from the Python website and ran the The Python that ships with Cent OS 7 comes in an RPM, under normal situations it is best to leave that version installed and install a different/newer version of Python in a separate location, otherwise strange issues can occur when system level applications that use Python are run (not all the time but it might be best since you are new to Linux to avoid those issues).
After the update, I then updated the Cent OS install.
SSH and other stuff seemed to work fine, so I called it a day and logged off.