I'm a Linux newbie but I'm determined to get my favorite applications on my laptop running Ubuntu 12.04. I just installed Cinnamon.

I'm trying to install Visual Python and it requires Python 2.7. I followed the instructions on the VPython site but the Wine application isn't extracting anything from the Python .msi file. From the first line

wine start /i python-2.7.5.amd64.msi /qn TARGETDIR=~/Python27 ALLUSERS=1

it says fixme:storage:create_storagefile Storage share mode not implemented.

I created that Python27 directory so I know it exists and it's empty. I know Ubuntu already has Python 2.7 so I just tried running the VPython.exe file but it says "This program can only be installed on versions of Windows designed for the following processor architectures: x64." My Toshiba satellite has a 64-bit processor.

Could anybody help?

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You have Python 2.7 already installed (as it should be by default). Just run the following commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get install python-visual
sudo apt-get install libgtkglextmm-x11-1.2-dev

Then try to run any .py script that need python visual. It should run without any issues. You don't need to use the .msi installer.

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    The python-visual package is version 5.12. It was released in 2009. The latest Visual Python is version 6.04 released 2013 March 02.
    – Eponymous
    Mar 15, 2014 at 18:01
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    No, still it doesn't run.. it says "no module named visual"..even module "ivisual" was tried but in vain
    – MycrofD
    Feb 1, 2016 at 4:20

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