Python 3?

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Python 3?

Postby hunger » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:17 pm

I'm interested in buying a TonidoPlug, and would like to know whether Python 3 and its modules are installed by default. The following suggests that Python is in fact available:

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=493

... but I just wanted to make sure that Python 3 is available (I have several scripts coded in Python 3, and I'm not really interested in going back to modify code to make the scripts work with Python 2).

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Re: Python 3?

Postby madhan » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:20 pm

This is the version on the plug:

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root@TonidoPlug:~# python
Python 2.5.4 (r254:67916, Jan  5 2009, 10:52:00)
[GCC 4.3.3 20081217 (prerelease)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.


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Re: Python 3?

Postby hunger » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:26 pm

Thanks for the quick response! Can Python 3 be (easily) installed? Hmm.

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Re: Python 3?

Postby hunger » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:57 pm

Did any of you try "python3" or "python3.1" in the terminal?

Good to know I can at least use apt-get on the TonidoPlug. So everything in the Ubuntu repositories are available? Wow. I wasn't sure if the TonidoPlug would fully support that.

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Re: Python 3?

Postby agrajag » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:46 am

hunger wrote:Good to know I can at least use apt-get on the TonidoPlug. So everything in the Ubuntu repositories are available? Wow. I wasn't sure if the TonidoPlug would fully support that.


Be Careful with apt-get!
The Plug is an ARM based architecture.
So i think not all the things in the Ubuntu-repository will work on that.

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Re: Python 3?

Postby dongadoy » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:05 am

As mentioned in the forums many times, it's best to boot from a USB device and play with that OS. If something goes wrong, you can still boot the plug and rebuild the bootable USB device. Installing software on the plug could introduce incompatibilities that cause your plug to stop working altogether. The TonidoPlug does not have a console port like some other plug computers; so recovering from a messed up OS is not always possible.

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Re: Python 3?

Postby hunger » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:02 pm

Thanks for the warnings and suggestions! Good to know!


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