I have a Debian system currently running with python 2.5.4. I got virtualenv properly installed, everything is working fine. Is there a possibility that I can use a virtualenv with a different version of Python?
I compiled Python 2.6.2 and would like to use it with some virtualenv. Is it enough to overwrite the binary file? Or do I have to change something in respect to the libraries?
Just use the
--python (or short
-p) option when creating your virtualenv instance to specify the Python executable you want to use, e.g.:
virtualenv --python=/usr/bin/python2.6 <path/to/new/virtualenv/>
N.B. For Python 3.3 or later, refer to The Aelfinn's answer below.
UPDATE: For Python3.6, the below
pyvenv script is deprecated. Instead,
the Python Docs suggest creating the virtual environment with the following command:
python3 -m venv <myenvname>
For python3 (3.3+), use either the above method or the script
Please note that
venv does not permit creating virtualenv with other versions of Python. For that, install and use the