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deul [Jupyter Notebooks]
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 virtualenv --help virtualenv --help
 </code> </code>
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 ==== METHOD 3: easy_install with the `--user' option ==== ==== METHOD 3: easy_install with the `--user' option ====
 Easy Install is a python module (easy_install) that lets you automatically download, build, install, and manage Python packages.  Easy Install is a python module (easy_install) that lets you automatically download, build, install, and manage Python packages. 
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 python -m easy_install --help python -m easy_install --help
 </code> </code>
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 +==== Migrating packages between python versions ====
 +Another issue when using personal installs may arrise on operating system upgrades, when a newer version of python is made the default (eg, moving from python 3.7 to python 3.9).
 +Notes copied from the [[https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/fedora/f33/release-notes/developers/Development_Python/#_notes_on_migrating_user_installed_pip_packages|Fedora release notes]]:
 +  - Make a list of installed packages in the old python version:
 +<code bash>  
 +  python3.7 -m pip freeze > installed.txt 
 +</code>
 +  - Reinstall for the current python version:
 +<code bash>
 +  python3.9 -m pip install --user -r installed.txt
 +</code>
 +  - Optionally, uninstall the packages from the old python version and/or remove the obsolete directory under $HOME/.local/lib/python3.7
 ===== Example: how to let python search arbitrary library paths  ===== ===== Example: how to let python search arbitrary library paths  =====
 For instance for python v2.7 installations, create or edit For instance for python v2.7 installations, create or edit
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