Installing Python2.6 on ubuntu

As per the Ubuntu Wiki – Python Tool Chain , Python 2.6 is no longer available in the repository.

Either:

Here are the instructions to install it from the repo above

Run this command to install python-software-properties
sudo apt-get install python-software-properties

Then install the PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fkrull/deadsnakes

Update your system
sudo apt-get update
And then install the version you are looking for

sudo apt-get install python2.6 python2.6-dev

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