[New-bugs-announce] [issue42863] Python venv inconsistent folder structure on windows

Jeff Moguillansky report at bugs.python.org
Thu Jan 7 20:10:38 EST 2021

New submission from Jeff Moguillansky <jmoguill2 at gmail.com>:

When creating a virtual environment on windows using venv, the folder structure: "Scripts", "Include", "Lib", is inconsistent with other platforms (e.g. "include", "lib", "bin", etc).  

This causes various integration issues.  

For example, suppose we want to build a native C library, and install it to the folder structure generated by the virtual environment.  
The pkg-config file assumes a folder structure of "include", "lib", "bin", and the generated pkg-config files are inconsistent with the python virtual environment folder structure.  

Can we have a consistent folder structure across platforms?

components: Windows
messages: 384628
nosy: jmoguill2, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Python venv inconsistent folder structure on windows
type: behavior
versions: Python 3.10, Python 3.6, Python 3.7, Python 3.8, Python 3.9

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