Ubuntu – How to install Pygame in virtualenv


In installed python-virtualenv, because this question said I should use virtualenv to install pygame. However, I'm not really sure how that's accomplished.

What I did (following these instructions):

virtualenv --no-site-packages --distribute -p /usr/bin/python3.3 ~/.virtualenvs/pywork3 --no-pip

And then I don't know where to go.

How do I install pygame to be used in the virtualenv?

Edit: I followed GuySoft's instructions, and everything installed great. However, when I tried import pygame in python3, I got the following error:

>>> import pygame
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/home/alden/.virtualenvs/pywork3/lib/python3.3/site-packages/pygame/__init__.py", line 95, in <module>
from pygame.base import *
ImportError: /home/alden/.virtualenvs/pywork3/lib/python3.3/site-packages/pygame/base.cpython-33m.so: undefined symbol: PyCObject_Check

Best Answer

I suggest you have pip in your virualenv, its useful.

Note: must have pygame's dependencies installed, you can find out what they are and install them with:

sudo apt-get build-dep python-pygame

Then try this:

rm -rf ~/.virtualenvs/pywork3 #clean what you have there
mkdir -p ~/.virtualenvs/pywork3
virtualenv --no-site-packages --distribute -p /usr/bin/python3.3 ~/.virtualenvs/pywork3
. ~/.virtualenvs/pywork3/bin/activate
pip install pygame
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