[Python-ideas] venv *is* provided in the standard Python install on Debian/Ubuntu

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Nov 13 05:53:04 EST 2017

On 13 November 2017 at 20:43, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:17:54 +0100
> Petr Viktorin <encukou at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > 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).
>> For us, it's the *student's* preference. I believe it's better to let
>> students use the machine and environment they're used to, even if it
>> means extra trouble for the instructors.
>> So, we get a healthy mix of Windows, Mac, Debian, Fedora, and sometimes
>> some surprises.
> In that case the student must be ready to deal with the perils of their
> own preferences.

It's also currently missing from
https://packaging.python.org/guides/installing-using-linux-tools/, but
we can amend that now that we know what the required fix is.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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