I’ll quickly take you through installing Python & Boto on CentOS 6 for use with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Boto is an interface to access all of the Amazon Web Services via the Python programming language. Using Boto you can write some handy scripts to automate simple things like starting or stopping EC2 instances or taking regular snapshots of your servers..
Installing Python and Python development libraries:
yum install python python-devel
I install the python-devel package as you’ll find you may require them in the future when attempting to install additional Python packages.