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I am getting this error when trying to run the ./install.sh for ActivePython. How can I correct this?

cd /tmp
wget http://downloads.activestate.com/ActivePython/releases/
tar xzf ActivePython-
cd ActivePython-

./INSTALLDIR/bin/python2.7: 2: Syntax error: ")" unexpected
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Also: SHELL=/bin/bash –  Ray Mar 7 '13 at 0:16
You don't need to set SHELL=/bin/bash; the default shell is already bash. –  Richard Mar 7 '13 at 0:18
Not sure why I am getting that error when I run ./install.sh –  Ray Mar 7 '13 at 0:19
I get this error when I try to run ./install.sh on a 32 bit system (the tar archive contains a 64 bit version). –  Florian Diesch Mar 7 '13 at 0:39
What is your Ubuntu version/architecture? –  Salem Mar 13 '13 at 13:15

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