can virtualenv run without the main installation?

Gelonida N gelonida at
Sat Aug 6 21:50:40 CEST 2011

On 08/06/2011 09:38 AM, smith jack wrote:
> At first i have a python environment, after using virtualenv test
> command, a new environment named test is created, in that directory
> have some of the executable commands
> such as python.exe, so can i program without the main installation of python?

At least under linux virtualenv uses symbolic links.

So the answer is simple.

virtualenv need the pyton installation it was derived from.
only modules, that you will install under virtualenv will be installed
in the virtualenv directories.

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