including site packages in virtualenv 1.7 Jan

So if you're using virtualenv 1.7 and are wondering why you can no loger see your global Python site-packages directory it's because the default behavior has changed.

Now the default install for virtualenv is to hide site packages; equivalent to passing the old --no-site-packages command:

virtualenv --no-site-packages <env>

Since this option is now default it's no longer needed, and the new command to see the global site packages is --system-site-packages:

vitualenv --system-site-packages <env>

Hopefully this saves you some confusion as it's not clear what's happening when your new install now suddenly is breaking.

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