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virtualenv-clone 0.2.6

script to clone virtualenvs.

virtualenv cloning script.

A script for cloning a non-relocatable virtualenv.

Virtualenv provides a way to make virtualenv’s relocatable which could then be copied as we wanted. However making a virtualenv relocatable this way breaks the no-site-packages isolation of the virtualenv as well as other aspects that come with relative paths and ‘/usr/bin/env’ shebangs that may be undesirable.

Also, the .pth and .egg-link rewriting doesn’t seem to work as intended. This attempts to overcome these issues and provide a way to easily clone an existing virtualenv.

It performs the following:

  • copies sys.argv[1] dir to sys.argv[2]

  • updates the hardcoded VIRTUAL_ENV variable in the activate script to the new repo location. (–relocatable doesn’t touch this)

  • updates the shebangs of the various scripts in bin to the new python if they pointed to the old python. (version numbering is retained.)

    it can also change ‘/usr/bin/env python’ shebangs to be absolute too, though this functionality is not exposed at present.

  • checks sys.path of the cloned virtualenv and if any of the paths are from the old environment it finds any .pth or .egg-link files within sys.path located in the new environment and makes sure any absolute paths to the old environment are updated to the new environment.

  • finally it double checks sys.path again and will fail if there are still paths from the old environment present.

NOTE: This script requires Python >= 2.5

File Type Py Version Uploaded on Size
virtualenv-clone-0.2.6.tar.gz (md5) Source 2015-06-29 5KB