I had many errors on my Linux Mint 12, I just re-installed it and I want to install everything from scratch again.
This is one of the errors that I had. I received an interesting answer there:
Stop using su and sudo to run virtualenv.
You need to run virtualenv as your normal user.
You have created the virtualenv with sudo which is why you are getting these errors.
So how to install
virtualenv without using
sudo? Can i use
easy_install without using
sudo? Or is there another way?
This solution is suitable in cases where no
virtualenv is available system wide and you can not become root to install
virtualenv. When I set up a debian for python development or deployment I always
apt-get install python-virtualenv. It is more convenient to have it around than to do the bootstrap pointed out below. But without root power it may be the the way to go:
There is a bootstrap mechanism that should get you going.
In essence you would do this in your home directory in a unix environment:
Given your python is version 2.6
$ mkdir ~/bin $ mkdir -p ~/lib/python2.6 $ mkdir -p ~/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages $ wget http://peak.telecommunity.com/dist/virtual-python.py $ python virtual-python.py --no-site-packages $ wget http://peak.telecommunity.com/dist/ez_setup.py $ ~/bin/python ez_setup.py $ ~/local/bin/easy_install virtualenv $ ~/local/bin/virtualenv --no-site-packages thereyouare
There may be room for optimization. I don't like the
local path. Just
lib would be nice. But it does its job.
The general idea is to install
virtualenv itself globaly, i.e.
sudo easy_install virtualenv or
sudo pip install virtualenv, but then create the actual virtual environment ("run virtualenv") locally.