How to install libSBML in Ubuntu 12.04 with Python bindings

Install compiler

apt-get install build-essential

On a fresh ubuntu 12.04 setup you will need to install some additional packages

apt-get install python2.7-dev
apt-get install libxml2-dev
apt-get install swig

Compile and install libSBML

Go to the directory where you have exctracted libsbml source and run these 3 commands

./configure --with-python
make install