Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I don't have root on my system, so I'm trying to create a virtual Python installation. I ran virtual-python.py, and it told me to run ez_setup.py. I found it online and ran it with the command virtual-python.py gave me, and it told me I don't have permission to edit some folder in /Library (which I don't). What would be something I can do instead of this? Also, how could I install py2app in this virtual installation?

share|improve this question

Check out this, from another stack overflow thread...


I used this procedure some time back, on a system where I didn't have root permissions.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.