The venv module is included, however the pyvenv script is in a separate package python3.5-venv .
By the way, I was totally confused by the following text form the doc.
======== Deprecated since version 3.6: pyvenv was the recommended tool for creating virtual environments for Python 3.3 and 3.4, and is deprecated in Python 3.6 https://docs.python.org/dev/whatsnew/3.6.html#deprecated-features.
Changed in version 3.5: The use of venv is now recommended for creating virtual environments.
======== So many questions: * What is the status of "pyenv" in 3.5? Apparently it is not deprecated there. * What is it replaced by? Apparently "venv", but it doesn't say so explicitly. * Is "venv" the same thing as "python -m venv" discussed earlier? Or is it a different thing? With so many things names so similarly, it is hard to tell * What does it mean for "venv" to be recommend in 3.5 if "pyvenv" is not deprecated there?
Also, the link brings us to a long page of "What's New in Python 3.6" . Just searching for "venv" only gives the apparently irrelevant:
"venv https://docs.python.org/dev/library/venv.html#module-venv accepts a new parameter --prompt. This parameter provides an alternative prefix for the virtual environment. (Proposed by Łukasz Balcerzak and ported to 3.6 by Stéphane Wirtel in bpo-22829 https://bugs.python.org/issue22829.) "
I suppose at that point the newbie gave up and downloaded node.js ;-)
On Sun, 12 Nov 2017 12:20:45 +0000
Paul Moore email@example.com wrote:
Well, not exactly. Do you do python -m venv, or py -x.x -m venv or pythonx -m venv ? Wait, it's not installed by default on debian.
Seriously? Debian don't provide venv in the standard Python install? That's just broken.
Frankly, I don't know where the current discussion comes from, but on two recent Debian and Ubuntu setups, I get:
$ dpkg -S /usr/lib/python3.5/venv/__init__.py libpython3.5-stdlib:amd64: /usr/lib/python3.5/venv/__init__.py
Which, for the uninitiated, means "the venv module is provided by the Debian/Ubuntu package named libpython3.5-stdlib". That package is, in turn, a dependency of the "python3.5" package.
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