I'm on OS X Lion and wanting to setup python virtual environments. I want to use virtualenvwrapper.
Can someone confirm that the correct way to do this is to install packages via easy_install (and subsequently pip) is using sudo
Context: to install virtaulenv i wanted to use pip, so i did
$ easy_install pip error: can't create or remove files in install directory The following error occurred while trying to add or remove files in the installation directory: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/test-easy-install-876.write-test' The installation directory you specified (via --install-dir, --prefix, or the distutils default setting) was: /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/ Perhaps your account does not have write access to this directory? If the installation directory is a system-owned directory, you may need to sign in as the administrator or "root" account. If you do not have administrative access to this machine, you may wish to choose a different installation directory, preferably one that is listed in your PYTHONPATH environment variable. For information on other options, you may wish to consult the documentation at: http://peak.telecommunity.com/EasyInstall.html Please make the appropriate changes for your system and try again.
it seems the only way i can get easy_install to work is to do it using sudo. I've read elsewhere that this is a bad idea (although I'm not entirely sure why).
$ which python /usr/bin/python
and it is 2.7.1.