I have Debian 8.5. with a python version 3.4.2 as default. I want to create a virtualenv using the python3 venv module. But running pyvenv in terminal is unable to find the pyvenv:

bash: pyvenv: command not found

There is a venv directory in /usr/lib/python3.4. Why i am unable to use it?


In Debian, the best way to find out how to install the necessary package so that a given command will work is to use apt-file, as follows:

apt-file search bin/pyvenv

This will show that you need to install python3-venv:

apt-get install python3-venv

(as root).


Learn Debian!

apt-file search pyvenv
  • on Debian Stretch is apt search pyvenv – Mladen Uzelac Aug 29 '17 at 13:04

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