Author paul.moore
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Date 2020-10-12.18:04:31
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I'm inclined to think that creating a venv from within another venv should be allowed. Tools like pipx can result in *other* tools being run from within a virtual environment, and I don't think it's good to disallow that usage - as an example, I have virtualenv, tox and nox installed via pipx, and all of them create virtual environments.

So I'm +1 on fixing this by calling realpath.

I don't think we need to do anything special for --system-site-packages. The docs say "Give the virtual environment access to the system site-packages dir". If people are trying to chain venvs using it, they are misreading that comment - and the best they could hope for is to request that it's made clearer.
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