How to use different Python version with virtualenv?
You can create a virtual environment with a specific python version using the command below.
Python 3 or newer
For python 3, it is important to note that
venv does not permit creating virtual environments with other versions of Python. For that, install and use the virtualenv package.
virtualenv package by running the following commands:
python -m pip install --user virtualenv python -m virtualenv --help
Then run the following command where you specify the path to the selected python executable:
virtualenv venv -p "/path/to/python/executable"
For python 2, run the following command to activate the environment with a specific python version:
virtualenv --python="/usr/bin/python2.6" "/path/to/new/virtualenv/"
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