Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#11164 closed (wontfix)

inconsistency in installation documentation, and a suggestion

Reported by: fcady2007 Owned by: nobody
Component: Uncategorized Version: 1.0
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Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
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The online instructions say to run the command "sudo python install", but the INSTALL file in the tar package says to use the command "python install".

Also, neither of these commands is working for me. If I do not use sudo, I can only import django when I launch python from the Django directory. If I use sudo, I get the error message "error: could not create 'build/lib': Permission denied". I have little experience with Linux, so I have no idea what's going wrong. It would be good to update documentation so that people like me can troubleshoot.

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comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by SmileyChris

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Since INSTALL is just a quick intro, and points to using the full install docs for more information, I'm calling it that it's not worth changing INSTALL (and it's more os-agnostic in its current form anyway).

Regarding the sudo method not working for you, this is more of a community issue: ask in the google group or on IRC to get this sorted. After solving it, if you think that something specific and widely useful could be added to the full install docs, please create a new ticket.

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