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Python (Scripting) - Install module using

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Almost always, pip install is used to install a package. However, there are some edge cases where it makes sense to install a package using the python install command. For example, I had a situation where I needed to create a virtual environment with Python version 2 but my Python version 2 did not have the virtualenv module.

~]# python -m virtualenv my_virtual_env
/usr/bin/python: No module named virtualenv


So I went over to and downloaded virtualenv-20.23.0.tar.gz and placed this tar archive on my Linux system that had Python 2 and then used the tar extract command to extract the tar archive.

~]$ tar -zxpf /tmp/virtualenv-20.23.0.tar.gz --directory /tmp


And then ran the python install command to install the virtualenv module into Python 2.

cd /tmp/virtualenv-20.23.0
sudo python install


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