You could go on and add another 3 modules ('linecache','_abcoll','abc') to REQUIRED_MODULES just to find that setuptools itself cannot be copied to my_env/lib/python2.6/site- packages -- because there is no such distribution (2.6) right now:
Downloading http://pypi.python.org/packages/2.6/s/setuptools/setuptools-0.6c8-py2.6.eggt... run python2.6 ez_setup.py, gets you almost the same error.)
How did you install setuptools and virtualenv to make it functional?
*I* haven't, because I don't have Python 2.6 and haven't tried it with that. I've added the other modules, but I'm not sure how to deal with the issue of a lack of a 2.6 setuptools egg.
So, copying the distutils list: what's the best way to handle setuptools installation on Python 2.6?