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The readme states that I need python2.6+ to build commons, but whenever I ran $./pants it shows the message below, and quit:
"No python interpreter found on the path. Python will not work!
Unable to bootstrap a sane Python virtual environment for pants!"
My installation is Ubuntu 12.04 and python 2.7.
I tracked the source of the message to the following file
build-support/python/setup.sh: echo No python interpreter found on the path.
I was able to circumvent it by creating a symbolic link (ln -s) "/usr/bin/python2.6" pointing to "/usr/bin/python2.7" and it worked so far (still building).
This issue has been fixed.