Using virtualenv to bypass sudoer issues

Pete Forman petef4+usenet at gmail.com
Mon Feb 10 15:23:40 CET 2014


Jean-Michel Pichavant <jeanmichel at sequans.com> writes:

> Thank you all for you insights.
>
> I'll probably go with virtualenv, I'll be able to distribute it among
> the team.
> There's still one point worrying me though:
> We're doing a lot a remote execution. We're using "execnet"
> http://codespeak.net/execnet/, and I'm not sure it can be compatible
> with virtualenv. execnet working at the "python level" I don't see how
> I can execute shell stuff before.
>
> I had a look at fabric http://docs.fabfile.org/en/1.8/, and it looks
> like it can handle virtual env (anyone confirm?).
>
> Has someone already successfully remotely activated a venv then
> execute a python scripts within that env, getting back the
> stdout/stderr ?
>
> I'm afraid right now that switching to venv would mean switching from
> execnet to fabric as well (I hate redoing stuff that works :-/ ).

Call the venv version of python and activation is handled.
E.g. in a fabfile

    myenv/bin/python myscript.py

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Pete Forman



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