Fix Python 2.7 issue on OSX: bad interpreter

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Today I encountered an issue with Ansible and my python installation.

The error was the following:

/usr/local/bin/ansible-playbook: /usr/local/opt/python/bin/python2.7: bad interpreter: No such file or directory

I tried reinstall python@2, linking the python installation again with brew link python, also unlinking and linking it again brew unlink python; brew link python.

And the most hilarious thing is that I had python2.7 install:

$ which python

The only workaround I found to work for me, was to create a symbolic link to satisfy the path Ansible was expecting:

ln -s /usr/local/bin/python /usr/local/opt/python/bin/python2.7

Hope this helps :)

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