If it wasn't doing it, a program that would try to install Setuptools
would overwrite in turn Distribute.
-- **How does Distribute interact
s with virtualenv?**
+- **How does Distribute interact with virtualenv?**
- Everytime you create a virtualenv it will install setuptools, so you need to
- re-install Distribute in it right after. The Distribute project will not
- attempt to patch virtualenv so it uses it when globally installed.
- We will just wait for virtualenv to eventually switch to Distribute.
+ Everytime you create a virtualenv it will install setuptools by default.
+ You either need to re-install Distribute in it right after or pass the
+ ``--distribute`` option when creating it.
Once installed, your virtualenv will use Distribute transparently.