"Just make sure that your path gives preference to ~/local/bin to /usr/bin so that your "local" copy of Python runs, and that your scripts refer to that location. Now that you have configured virtualenv, you can run easy_install to install Python modules. "
Can someone provide more details on how to do this? I tried setting the PYTHONPATH environment variable to ~/local/bin but when I run easy_install I still get:
"error: can't create or remove files in install directory
The following error occurred while trying to add or remove files in the
[Errno 13] Permission denied: '/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/test-easy-install-18097.write-te
The installation directory you specified (via --install-dir, --prefix, or
the distutils default setting) was: