I will be installing and maintaining a Python 2.7-based server application on Ubuntu server (12.04). The model of maintenance will be to create a virtualenv and install application standard libraries (from PyPI) and custom libraries (bespoke) there, updating them as required. A separate folder holds the "application", which is made up of configuration files and application-specific Python files.
As far as I can tell, the only Ubuntu-provided packages I require are
python-virtualenv. I may do a custom installation of pew to manage the venv - in which case I will
sudo easy_install pew and accept that wherever it goes is correct (pew isn't in the 12.04 repo).
I have a vague awareness that applications should live in
/srv or somewhere like that, and that a server application may live in a different location to a user application. Give all that:
- where should the virtualenv be located?
- where should the server application folder be located?