This is a source-only release that only includes security fixes. The last full bug-fix release of Python 2.5 was Python 2.5.4. User are encouraged to upgrade to the latest release of Python 2.7 (which is 2.7.1 at this point). This release is most likely the final release of Python 2.5; under the current release policy, no security issues in Python 2.5 will be fixed after October, 2011.
This releases fixes issues with the urllib, urllib2, SimpleHTTPServer, and audiop modules. See the detailed release notes for more details.
See also the license.
Download the release
gzip-compressed source code: Python-2.5.6.tgz
bzip2-compressed source code: Python-2.5.6.tar.bz2, the source archive.
The bzip2-compressed version is considerably smaller, so get that one if your system has the appropriate tools to deal with it.
Unpack the archive with tar -zxvf Python-2.5.6.tgz (or bzcat Python-2.5.6.tar.bz2 | tar -xf -). Change to the Python-2.5.6 directory and run the “./configure”, “make”, “make install” commands to compile and install Python. The source archive is also suitable for Windows users who feel the need to build their own version.
The documentation has not been updated since the 2.5.4 release:
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