python not working on RHEL6
I'm a beginner on this. I was trying to install a new python version which is 2.7.5. My OS(RHEL6) had already installed version 2.6. so I downloaded the tar and unzipped it then executed
./configure --prefix=/usr \
sudo make install &&
sudo chmod -v 755 /usr/lib/libpython2.7.so.1.0
http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/7.4/general/python2.html This is what I followed and which got me here.
everything was successfully finished.
afterwards when I type python in the terminal I get below error:
python: error while loading shared libraries: libpython2.7.so.1.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I guess from the little knowledge I have I should have executed altinstall instead of install. Anyone know how to resolve this?