Using virtualenv to bypass sudoer issues

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

Jean-Michel Pichavant <jeanmichel at> 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"
>, 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, 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


Pete Forman

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