Help with Virtualenv

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Hello, sorry I am new to linux. The issue I am running into is with installing virtualenv. I am using windows (ubuntu) for reference.

  1. First I tried this which does not work for windows or the version I have (im not sure)
    $ virtualenv venv
    Code:
    Command 'virtualenv' not found, but can be installed with: sudo apt install python3-virtualenv
  2. I followed the directions and did this next (cannot locate package)
$ sudo apt install python3-virtualenv
Code:
          [sudo] password for codebind:

          Reading package lists... Done

          Building dependency tree

          Reading state information... Done

          E: Unable to locate package python3-virtualenv

I have tried some other various of step 2 as well and cannot get anything to work. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
 


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You'll need Python3 and PIP installed and then:

Code:
pip3 install virtualenv

You can find out which python you have installed with:

Code:
which python
Thanks for the reply. When I try to install pip this is what I get
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Sometimes it's just called pip. I have seen on a few occasions, it was named specifically
for a specific version of python. i.e. pip 3.7

What is the output of python -V or python3 -V

It's possible you have both.
 
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Sometimes it's just called pip. I have seen on a few occasions, it was named specifically
for a specific version of python. i.e. pip 3.7

What is the output of python -V or python3 -V

It's possible you have both.
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Have you tried to install python-pip without the 3?
 

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I have to say I would be very surprised if Ubuntu doesn't have pip.

There is another option, you have to download a python script called get-pip.py.
I have used it. The problem is, if Ubuntu does have pip, it can conflict with this version.

 

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WSL isn't real linux. All of the OS options and packages are not available in WSL.
It is just a shell with a small subset of tools.
 
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WSL isn't real linux. All of the OS options and packages are not available in WSL.
It is just a shell with a small subset of tools.
I see! I will uninstall that. Do you have a recommended option for windows I should I install?
 

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If you have enough RAM, hard drive space, and at least 1 multi-thread 2 core system, you can run VirtualBox (it's free) and install a Linux VM.
 
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If you have enough RAM, hard drive space, and at least 1 multi-thread 2 core system, you can run VirtualBox (it's free) and install a Linux VM.
Is there a tutorial for this somewhere? Thanks
 

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It is a WSL

Ah, that explains it. Not a clue, sadly. I've never touched WSL in my life. In the future, you might want to preface any questions with that information. It'll save a ton of confusion.
 
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