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What is the proper way to install pip, virtualenv, and distribute?

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The proper way to install pip, virtualenv, and distribute for Python you need to install virtualenv into a bootstrap virtual environment. You can use the virtual environment to create more. Since virtualenv contains pip and everything, so you get everything from one install of bootstrap virtual environment.

  1. You can download the virtualenv by using the following link:

  2. After downloading the file you can unpack the source tarball.

  3. You can use the unpacked tarball to create a clean virtual environment. This virtual environment will be used to "bootstrap" others. All of your virtual environments will automatically contain pip and distribute.

  4. It is recommended using pip, install virtualenv into that bootstrap environment.

  5. After all the steps you can use that bootstrap environment to create more.

To know more about this you can have a look at the following video:-

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