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I'd like to install python on a network drive to ease the job of keeping all users on the same version of python.

The 'readme' which accompanied the download from python.org suggests I must install onto the current boot disk for things to work.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might go about installing on a network drive (mounted over NFS)

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Configure, build and install Python with

./configure --prefix=/where/you/want/python
make
sudo make install

then tell all users to include /where/you/want/python/bin, or rather its local name on the NFS clients, to their PATH, OR make sure that /where/you/want/python is mounted at /usr/local on each host (union mounts are very useful for this).

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Thanks. Union mounts seem a great solution but I am struggling with the syntax –  user993269 Oct 14 '11 at 14:49
    
Thanks.@larsmans mount -t nfs -o union 111.111.1.11:media/RT0/tools/SITE/software/OSX /user/local gives the following error mount_nfs: can't access media/RT0/tools/SITE/software/OSX: Permission denied –  user993269 Oct 14 '11 at 14:57
    
@user993269: sounds like you need to execute mount as root. –  larsmans Oct 16 '11 at 9:37
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