How to Install Virtualenv in Fedora 18 / 17 / 16 / 15 / 14

Virtualenv: Virtual Python Environment builder. Here in this post you can find information on how to install virtualenv in Fedora. Virtualenv can be installed in two different ways

  • Using Yum
  • EasyInstall

Normal Method:

Copy and paste the following command in the Terminal. Type the password for the user, when prompted.

sudo yum install python-virtualenv


Easy Install is a Python module and its a Python package manager which will let you download, install and manage packages for Python. By default this module is bundled with Python-setuptools.

To use easy_install, first you need to install Python-setuptools. Following commands will help you to install.

sudo yum install python-setuptools

After installing setuptools, you can install Python packages using easy_install.

sudo easy_install virtualenv

Thats it, Virtualenv is successfully installed and is ready to work with!!