Notes howto install virtualenvwrapper on Ubuntu 18.04 with prezto (zsh)

And this is “a works for me” documentation, and perhaps not for you :) If you have any suggestions or questions pls ask in the comments.

Lets start

Begin with an update of the repos.

sudo apt update; sudo apt -y dist-upgrade; sudo apt -y autoremove

Install pip for python 3

sudo apt install python3-pip

Install virtualenv and virtualenvwrapper with pip as $USER

pip3 install virtualenv virtualenvwrapper

Make a backup of your existing .zshrc

cp ~/.zshrc ~/.zshrc_backup

Push in to .zshrc

echo -en '\n\n#virtualenvwrapper\nexport VIRTUALENVWRAPPER_PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3\nexport WORKON_HOME=~/virtualenvs\nsource ~/.local/bin/\n' >> ~/.zshrc

Create virtualenvwrapper home

mkdir -p $WORKON_HOME

If you don’t already have ~/.local/bin in your path.
Edit ~./zprofile and add ~/.local/bin to the path


Reload settings in .zshrc and .zprofile

source ~/.zshrc
source ~/.zprofile


And at last do not forget your well earned Coffee.