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When I try to play music in Rhythmbox, it's asking me to install python 2.7.

  1. May I know the links and process to download and install it?
  2. Also please let me know the other softwares to update.
  3. When I try to type sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras in the terminal, it's throwing an error: Couldn't find any extras.

Can any one please resolve this issue?

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You might be having other more serious issues if Rhythmbox is asking for Python and apt-get throws that error with that package. What version of Ubuntu did you install and what editing/installing/removing/upgrading did you do before noticing the Rhythmbox issue? – Luis Alvarado Nov 16 '12 at 2:38

Sounds similar to this question:

Which is solved here.

If that doesn't work, you could try:

sudo apt-get install python
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