@darius did you mean "how to fuck up my entire computer by installing python"

@ranjit no because if I did then random people on the internet would be mean to me

@darius if it helps (it doesn't) I blame ubuntu for this more than python, python is just really cavalier about "ok so we will RUN the BINARY from your PATH, the rest is up to you, godspeed"

@darius this question generalizes frighteningly well across what i suspect may now be the majority of programming environments and operating systems

@darius I don't know if you're looking, but in my case I settled on pyenv with the virtualenv plugin for now since I need to be able to run with specific versions of python.

https://github.com/pyenv/pyenv

(I hesitate suggesting anything because software development sometimes seems way too much all the time these days.)

@cstanhope oh yeah, stuff like this *works*, it just destroys my mental model of my operating system environment...

@darius Yeah, and then you combine it with other languages and runtimes you may be using. It's such a mess. :/

@darius

"did you mean python3? regardless, no results."

From the creators of "just please give me a self-contained binary that I can run, and no, I don't want any of its 50 dependencies".

No, installing ffmpeg doesn't mean I want 70 packages of desktop-related stuff for the off chance that I'll want to play something on my server.

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