I am having trouble installing python 2.5/2.6 correctly on my linux box. I am trying to install in my home directory as I do not have root access. The poor python documentation in this regard makes it impossible to get this right.
I want to install python in $HOME/local/lib and $HOME/local/bin. So that I can set the prefix correctly to my home directory when using scripts such as easy_install, etc.
Now I have a gzipped tar ball downloaded from python site. Could you please give me the commands I need to execute to install it from Python-2.5.tgz correctly in the proper structure from my home directory.