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pypm install rjm.recipe.venv

How to install rjm.recipe.venv

  1. Download and install ActivePython
  2. Open Command Prompt
  3. Type pypm install rjm.recipe.venv
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version 0.8 on Jan 5th, 2011


This is a simple zc.buildout recipe that will use the virtualenv package to turn the buildout root into a sandboxed virtual python environment. It is especially useful in conjunction with gp.recipe.pip, which can then be used to install python packages into the virtualenv that has been created.

Supported Options


Extra options that will be used when the virtualenv command is invoked. These should match exactly what would be used on a command line.


This option can be set to a list of URLs, each of which should point to an archive (tarball, zip, etc.) of a python package which supports simple distutils installation (i.e. 'python setup.py install'). Each of these packages will be installed into the virtualenv sandbox. This is useful for installing certain older packages that do not work with pip, such as egenix-mx-base.

Example Usage

This is a very simple buildout file that creates a virtualenv with no site packages and using distribute. It then installs egenix-mx-base using distutils, and the latest version of Pylons and all of its dependencies using pip:


System Message: ERROR/3 (<string>, line 39)

Inconsistent literal block quoting.

parts = venv pip

[venv] recipe = rjm.recipe.venv venv_options = --no-site-packages --with-distribute distutils_urls = http://downloads.egenix.com/python/egenix-mx-base-3.1.2.tar.gz

[pip] recipe = gp.recipe.pip virtualenv = ${buildout:directory} install = pylons

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