I'm trying to install Python 2.7 on my Ubuntu 13.04 VPS. I'm issuing;
sudo apt-get install python=2.7.4-0ubuntu1
and getting this in return
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done python is already the newest version. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 4 not fully installed or removed. After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y Setting up python2.7-minimal (2.7.4-2ubuntu3.2) ... # Empty sitecustomize.py to avoid a dangling symlink Could not find platform independent libraries <prefix> Consider setting $PYTHONHOME to <prefix>[:<exec_prefix>] python2.7: can't open file '/usr/lib/python2.7/py_compile.py': [Errno 2] No such file or directory dpkg: error processing python2.7-minimal (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2 dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of python-minimal: python-minimal depends on python2.7-minimal (>= 2.7.4-1~); however: P ackage python2.7-minimal is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing python-minimal (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of python2.7: python2.7 depends on python2.7-minimal (= 2.7.4-2ubuntu3.2); however: Package python2.7-minimal is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing python2.7 (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of python: python depends on python2.7 (>= 2.7.4-1~); however: Package python2.7 is not configured yet. python depends on python-minimal (= 2.7.4-0ubuntu1); however: Package python-minimal is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing python (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Errors were encountered while processing: python2.7-minimal python-minimal python2.7 python E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
I've been staring at this for ages and just can't see a way through. Probably being a bit dim.