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Flask deployment antics with CentOS7

NOTE! This was a waste of time... if this topic interests you, look to my next post /NOTE!

No better time to start a github blog than while waiting for python to compile from source on a new linode instance.

My first shot at deploying my pet project flask-python app to my production vps was discouraging. Rathar than chase rabbits on that box, I'm deploying a test linode vps. Thanks linode for the new $5/mo boxes! While unlikely, I can hose this box while hacking out a deployment strategy.

Centos7 doesn't ship with the latest python version, of course. The new VPS is getting a python environment compiled from source within an unprivileged user home directory. That py install will be used to create a virtualenv that apache will run WSGI under. Yes, i'm old so I still love apache.

Simple to get started:

yum -y install gcc gcc-devel gcc-c++ gcc-c++-devel

yum install openssl-devel bzip2-devel expat-devel gdbm-devel readline-devel sqlite-devel

mkdir -p ~/usr/local
wget https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.6.0/Python-3.6.0.tgz
tar -xzf Python-3.6.0.tgz

cd Python-3.6.0
./configure --enable-optimizations

make altinstall prefix=$HOME/usr/local exec-prefix=$HOME/usr/local

And compiling is done. Get to work.