I have a package that I installed from a virtual environment. If I just launch the python interpreter, that package can be imported just fine. However, if I launch Idle, that package cannot be imported (since it's only available in one particular virtualenv and not global). How can I launch Idle from a virtualenv, so that all packages from the virtualenv would be available?
IDLE is essentially
from idlelib.PyShell import main if __name__ == '__main__': main()
So you can launch it yourself unless you built the virtualenv without default packages.