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I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. I was trying to finish a project using python 2.7, so that I installed python version 2.7.6 into my system. But now my system is not functioning properly & some apps aren't working.

How do I go back and restore the python to its default?

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closed as unclear what you're asking by Braiam, guntbert, BuZZ-dEE, mikewhatever, minerz029 Jan 30 '14 at 10:00

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How did you installed it? – Braiam Jan 28 '14 at 4:28
Python should be backwards compatible, no? I get py3 and py2, but not py2.7 to py2.7.6 – Kaz Wolfe Jan 28 '14 at 4:31
i used this tutorial…. – lucas Jan 28 '14 at 20:08
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This question has been answered here with update-alternatives:

A detailed response is outlined here:

As @Braiam asked, how did you install it? Python is Not always backward compatable, some projects Require One version.

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