I posted this initially in the Synology Community Forum, but figured I would re-post it here.
I recently upgraded my Synology Diskstation to Python 3.8.2 via Package Center. However this install doesn’t come with pip or virtualenv site packages. Here are instructions as to how to install them.
- Install Python 3.8.2 via Synology Package Center
- Admin access to your Disktation as we’ll be using the sudo command
Add Python 3.8.2 binary directory to your PATH vartiable
If you choose not to do this, be sure to use
/volume1/\@appstore/py3k/usr/local/bin/python3 instead of
python3 with the steps below.
Open ~/.bash_profile and add the following:
Now, Add it to ~/.bashrc so it loads when you connect via SSH:
Disconnet, then reconnect and verify the command is working and pointing to the correct binary:
~$ which python3 > /volume1/\@appstore/py3k/usr/local/bin/python3
Download get-pip.py via curl (instructions from here: https://pip.pypa.io/en/stable/installing/):
~$ curl https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py -o get-pip.py
Install pip globally:
~$ sudo python3 get-pip.py
Be sure to use sudo here, as otherwise it will install pip only locally for the user.
pip appears within global python installations site packages:
Update the pip, setuptools and wheel packages:
sudo python3 -m pip install --upgrade pip setuptools wheel
Next, we’ll need to install the virtualenv site package:
sudo python3 -m pip install virtualenv
virtualenv appears within global python installations site packages:
Now, browse to the directory of your app. We’ll remove the old virtualenv first (assuming it’s called
/volume1/web/mysite$ rm -rf venv
Create new virtual environment:
/volume1/web/mysite$ python3 -m virtualenv venv
You should be all set to start your virtual environment, and get back to Django development.