Installing on older Debian releases¶
Fixing package building problems¶
‘pkg-resources not found’ or similar¶
If you get errors regarding
pkg-resources during the virtualenv creation,
update your build machine’s
The versions on previous releases of many distros
are just too old to handle current infrastructure (especially PyPI)
– even Debian Jessie comes with the ancient pip 1.5.6.
This is the one exception to “never sudo pip”, so go ahead and do this:
sudo pip install -U pip virtualenv
Then try building the package again.