Downloading and installing the new Arduino IDE for ESP8266

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By banjobill
#80892 Hello,

I'm new to esp8266.
I have downloaded and installed the board for the esp8266 in the Arduino IDE but when I try to compile a sketch I have this message :
exec: "python": executable file not found in $PATH
Error compiling for board Generic ESP8266 Module.
... It's the same message for every esp8266 board. If I choose another board (Genuino etc.) it works.

I have checked the $PATH and it seems that python is included :
echo $PATH

Python is installed correctly :
Python 2.7.15rc1 (default, Nov 12 2018, 14:31:15)
[GCC 7.3.0] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.02

Could you help me please ?