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Functions run error: "Invalid virtualenv: Zip file does not include 'activate_this.py'"

I am new to Functions. I encountered an “Invalid virtualenv: Zip file does not include ‘activate_this.py’” error when running a Python script. There is no activate_this.py in the virtualenv directory created by doctl. Anyone suggestion on how to resolve this?


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Bobby Iliev
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September 8, 2023

Hey @horaceyip,

I’ve not personally seen this error before. Is your function open-source? If so would you mind sharing a link to your GitHub repository here so I could try further investigating this for you?

If you prefer, please reach out to the DigitalOcean support team who will be happy to assist you with this issue:

https://www.digitalocean.com/support/

Hope that helps!

- Bobby.

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