Your python install is corrupted. Please fix the /usr/bin/python symlink.

The update from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 failed for me with the error message:

Your python install is corrupted. Please fix the /usr/bin/python symlink.

The reason was that I used update-alternatives to manage my two Python versions (2.7 and 3.3). The following solved the issue for me:

(The expected version can be found out via: python /usr/share/python/pyversions.py -i)

References

  • [1] One of many forum entries that describes this solution

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