View Full Version : [ubuntu] Where is Python?

April 27th, 2008, 09:45 AM
Hey all.

Both Add/Remove apps and Synaptic say Python is installed. But I can't find a launcher anywhere and when I search with the Tracker it doesn't find it either. I can see all the Python folders in usr/share/doc but there's no launcher in there. I attempted uninstalling but it says I can't because other apps depend on it.

Does anyone know how to find a launcher or what alternative I could use? I have no experience at all in Python but as long as the alternative is similar then that should be ok, thanks in advance.

Edit: '>>>' and Python related text appears when I type Python in a terminal, is that the actual Python?

April 27th, 2008, 09:53 AM

what do you get when you do the following in a accessories>terminal:

"which python" (no quotes)

April 27th, 2008, 10:01 AM
I get:


April 27th, 2008, 10:04 AM
python does not have a GUI (graphical user interface) that you launch.

it has an interactive mode that you start by opening a terminal and running the command

This is what you did when you got the >>> prompt.

if you want to learn to program there is a good sticky in the programming forum. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=606009

April 27th, 2008, 10:13 AM
Ahh ok, thanks then at least I was half way there :P

I'll have a look!

April 27th, 2008, 10:36 AM
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