Python installation manager supporting CPython, Stackless, PyPy and Jython

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pythonz makes it easy for you to compile and install different Python versions either system-wide or per user. It supports installing CPython, Stackless, PyPy and Jython.

Installing it

It's really easy to install pythonz, to install it for your user (that is, in your $HOME) just do as follows:

curl -kL | bash

After that add this to your .bashrc file:

[[ -s $HOME/.pythonz/etc/bashrc ]] && source $HOME/.pythonz/etc/bashrc

Using it

Once pythonz is installed you can go ahead and install some Python versions:

pythonz install 2.7.3
pythonz install -t stackless 2.7.2
pythonz install -t jython 2.5.2
pythonz install -t pypy --url 1.8

Then you can create some virtualenvs (using virtualenvwrapper) to use the installed pythons:

mkvirtualenv -p $(pythonz locate 2.7.2) cpython272 && deactivate
mkvirtualenv -p $(pythonz locate -t stackless 2.7.2) stackless272 && deactivate
mkvirtualenv -p $(pythonz locate -t jython 2.5.2) jython252 && deactivate
mkvirtualenv -p $(pythonz locate -t pypy 2.3.1) pypy231 && deactivate

Then you can use workon and deactivate as usual.