A new script which creates Python 3.3 venvs with Distribute and pip installed in them

Vinay Sajip vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jan 30 23:18:50 CET 2013

Ian Kelly <ian.g.kelly <at> gmail.com> writes:

> I have a shell script for this:

Sure - there's a similar one at


The main purpose of the script was to illustrate how to subclass venv.EnvBuilder,
and I've added it as an example to the 3.3 and in-development documentation:


Doing it in Python means that it runs cross-platform, offers a few benefits
such as command line help, or the option to install Distribute but not pip.


Vinay Sajip

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