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Cassandra cqlsh not running on Ubuntu 16.04

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Hello there,

I am a java developer and am very new to Linux and Cassandra. I am using Ubunto 16.04 and have installed cassandra v3.9.0 from datastax site. Now when i run the bin/cqlsh cmd from the cassandra directory i get error
No appropriate python interpreter found.
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TO make sure I have python i tried this cmd python -v and then i get this message
The program python ca nbe found in the folowing packages:

Do i have python by default??? Please help.

cheers
Zolf
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What is ubunto ?
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Do i have python by default??? Please help.
Evidently not ;) You need to install it
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Thanks CEHJ for your feedback. I have python3 on it but it seems it needs python. Are these 2 different things. Can you please tel lme how I can install python on my ubuntu 16.04.
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If you're using a Linux OS, you need to learn how to use the package manager to manage installed software
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Not sure why a specific version of Python needs to be installed. If it really does, it points to poor engineering
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