python 3.8 pyvenv "You must install..." loop

Bug #1879188 reported by Robert Kulagowski on 2020-05-17
This bug affects 1 person
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python3.8 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

$ pyvenv

Command 'pyvenv' not found, but can be installed with:

sudo apt install python3-venv

$ sudo apt install python3-venv
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
python3-venv is already the newest version (3.8.2-0ubuntu2).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
$ ls -l /usr/bin/pyv*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Mar 13 07:20 /usr/bin/pyvenv -> pyvenv-3.8

$ locate pyvenv-3.8
$ locate pyvenv

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Release: 20.04
$ apt-cache policy python3-venv
  Installed: 3.8.2-0ubuntu2
  Candidate: 3.8.2-0ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 3.8.2-0ubuntu2 500
        500 focal/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Thomas Hill (t-hill) wrote :

Was able to reproduce using the steps set out above.

Changed in python3.8 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: focal

From what I can see the python3-venv package includes /usr/bin/pyvenv as a symlink point to /usr/bin/pyvenv-3.8, which should be supplied by the python3.8-venv package (a dependency of python3-venv), however this file isn't included in the package.

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