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If I have a virtualenv activated when I do something like

sudo apt-get install python2.7-dev

should I expect different results than if I did it outside the virtual env?

Limited theory says no, but I'm not sure I'm aware of everything I should be.

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

virtualenv is Python-specific, so no: apt-get will operate in your whole system. Thus there will be no different results.

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