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How to install Homebrew, Pyenv, Pipenv in WSL (Windows) Ubuntu 20.04

Why homebrew? :

Homebrew Installation :

  • Follow the steps mentioned in the below script
$/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"
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output and follow next steps :

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install homebrew dependencies for Ubuntu (If needed) :

$sudo apt-get install build-essential procps curl file git
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Test installation by running below command:

$brew install hello
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Pyenv installation

Why pyenv ? :

  • pyenv lets you to switch between python versions in ubuntu.

Install python build dependencies for ubuntu :

$sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install make build-essential libssl-dev zlib1g-dev \
libbz2-dev libreadline-dev libsqlite3-dev wget curl llvm \
libncursesw5-dev xz-utils tk-dev libxml2-dev libxmlsec1-dev libffi-dev liblzma-dev

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then run

$curl https://pyenv.run | bash

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Below lines should be available in .bashrc

export PATH="$HOME/.pyenv/bin:$PATH"
eval "$(pyenv init -)"
eval "$(pyenv virtualenv-init -)"
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Restart Shell (If needed) :

$exec $SHELL
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or

Run below in windows command prompt :


wsl --shutdown 
& login into ubuntu again

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PIPENV Installation

Why pipenv? :

  • pipenv is used to create virtual environment, similar to venv,virtualenv,conda,etc.

Install pipenv using homebrew :

$brew install pipenv

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output:
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References :

  1. https://brew.sh/
  2. https://docs.brew.sh/Homebrew-on-Linux
  3. https://github.com/pyenv/pyenv/wiki#suggested-build-environment
  4. https://github.com/pyenv/pyenv-installer
  5. https://pipenv.pypa.io/en/latest/
  6. Cover Photo by Hitesh Choudhary on Unsplash

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Joseph Violago

Thanks for the post! You helped me catch my mistake in not installing my apt-get dependencies.

You should also mention the step to add brew to ~/.profile/~/.bash_profile (which initializes a bunch of homebrew env vars):

Follow the Next steps instructions to add Homebrew to your PATH and to your bash shell profile script, either ~/.profile on Debian/Ubuntu or ~/.bash_profile on CentOS/Fedora/Red Hat.

test -d ~/.linuxbrew && eval "$(~/.linuxbrew/bin/brew shellenv)"
test -d /home/linuxbrew/.linuxbrew && eval "$(/home/linuxbrew/.linuxbrew/bin/brew shellenv)"
test -r ~/.bash_profile && echo "eval \"\$($(brew --prefix)/bin/brew shellenv)\"" >>~/.bash_profile
echo "eval \"\$($(brew --prefix)/bin/brew shellenv)\"" >>~/.profile
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