Note to Self for Future
The following steps are for installing Python 2.4 on a shared server. After ssh’ing to the server:
$ wget http://python.org/ftp/python/2.4/Python-2.4.tgz $ cd Python-2.4 $ ./configure --prefix=$HOME/lib $ make && make install $ ln -s $HOME/lib/bin/python $HOME/bin/python/bin/python
Credits: Thanks to Uche Ogbuji for publishing IRC transcript excerpts that reminded of the steps I had forgotten, though I did use my somewhat stranger directory structure for the symbolic link.