When you start anki you might encounter something like:
[patrick@localhost anki-1.2.6]$ ./anki Traceback (most recent call last): File "./anki", line 7, in raise Exception("Anki should be run with python2.x.") Exception: Anki should be run with python2.x.
If you are running a up-to-date linux distribution python2 should be installed but it is possible that the default version is set to python(1). However there is a very simple fix. Just open the anki (Anki Root Folder) file in a texteditor and replace the first line:
now it should be no problem to run Anki