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SubjectRe: [PATCH] scripts/sphinx-pre-install: add '-p python3' to virtualenv
On Mon, 24 Feb 2020 18:34:41 -0700 wrote:

> With Ubuntu 16.04 (and presumably Debian distros of the same age),
> the instructions for setting up a python virtual environment should
> do so with the python 3 interpreter. On these older distros, the
> default python (and virtualenv command) might be python2 based.
> Some of the packages that sphinx relies on are now only available
> for python3. If you don't specify the python3 interpreter for
> the virtualenv, you get errors when doing the pip installs for
> various packages
> Fix this by adding '-p python3' to the virtualenv recommendation
> line.
> Signed-off-by: Tim Bird <>

I've applied this, even though it feels a bit fragile to me. But Python
stuff can be a bit that way, sometimes, I guess.



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