symlinks are the recommended way to get a "partial site-packages" setup
> I created a virtualenv using --no-site-packages for development. I
> was able to install most of the packages I need in this virtualenv
> using pip; however, I've been having difficulty getting PyQt4 and
> wxPython installed (they don't seem to have a setup.py file). I gave
> up and just used apt-get to install these packages to the global site-
> packages directory.
> Now that I've installed these two packages to the global site-packages
> directory, I'd like to add them to my virtualenv. Is there a
> recommended way of adding these two packages to my virtualenv (without
> cluttering the virtualenv with all the additional Python packages that
> Ubuntu seems to install by default)? It appears that PyQt4 lives
> under /usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/PyQt4. Should I just create a
> symlink from my virtualenv site-packages directory or copy the files
> from this folder over?