[Python-ideas] venv *is* provided in the standard Python install on Debian/Ubuntu
solipsis at pitrou.net
Mon Nov 13 05:05:47 EST 2017
On Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:32:06 +1000
Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 13 November 2017 at 04:38, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> > On Sun, 12 Nov 2017 12:20:45 +0000
> > Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.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
> The discussion comes from the fact that even though the code is
> present it doesn't actually work:
Wow. I had forgotten Debian could be such a user-hostile
distribution. I'm not sure what the reason would be to use it as a
basis for a training course in Python programming, then (other than the
teacher having their own ideological preferences).
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