Opened 9 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#10259 closed (invalid)

Error in Mac OS X installation documentation

Reported by: davegallagher Owned by: nobody
Component: * Version:
Severity: Keywords: mac os, installation, macports
Cc: zerok@… Triage Stage: Design decision needed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: yes
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: UI/UX:


This refers to this webpage:

It lists running either of these two commands to install the Mac OS X version of Django using MacPorts. Currently these don't work:

Python 2.4: sudo port install py-django-devel
Python 2.5: sudo port install py25-django-devel

MacPorts probably changed the package names recently. Here are the available Django packages on MacPorts:

$ port echo *django*

The commands in the documentation should be changed as follows:

Python 2.4: ...doesn't seem to exist anymore on MacPorts (I was using the Universal Leopard build of MacPorts)...
Python 2.5: sudo port install py25-django
Python 2.6: sudo port install py26-django

I hope that helps! :)

-Dave Gallagher

Attachments (2)

distributions-macports-update.diff (1.0 KB) - added by Horst Gutmann <zerok@…> 9 years ago.
distributions-macports-update.2.diff (939 bytes) - added by Horst Gutmann <zerok@…> 9 years ago.
Updated patch (now with py-django)

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Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Raphaël Braud

Component: UncategorizedDjango Web site
Keywords: mac os installation macports added
Needs documentation: set
Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted
Version: 1.0

I agree, this page : shows that only Django 1.02 for Python 2.5/2.6 ports are available.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Raphaël Braud

Triage Stage: AcceptedDesign decision needed

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by Horst Gutmann <zerok@…>

Cc: zerok@… added

py-django is still in the package queue, so it should be available eventually. Attached is a small patch that should be a bit more up-to-date compared to the original wording. I've also created a small branch for this available here:

Changed 9 years ago by Horst Gutmann <zerok@…>

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by Arthur Koziel

py-django (for python 2.4) is now in the macports tree.

Changed 9 years ago by Horst Gutmann <zerok@…>

Updated patch (now with py-django)

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by Justin Lilly

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

This is no longer in the compiled documentation. It now lives on the wiki at

If you would like to update it and apply your patch there, please feel free. It might also be appropriate to list homebrew instructions as well, if you feel so inclined.

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