Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#11292 closed (wontfix)

django documentation typo/bug

Reported by: alperkanat Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: 1.0
Severity: Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: UI/UX:

Description

django documentation says:

From the command line, cd into a directory where you’d like to store your code, then run the command django-admin.py startproject mysite. This will create a mysite directory in your current directory.

when installed with distro packages such as debian, ubuntu and arch linux, that line should be,

From the command line, cd into a directory where you’d like to store your code, then run the command django-admin startproject mysite. This will create a mysite directory in your current directory. New users are stucked at that point otherwise, looking to a bash "File not found" error..

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by cjlesh

Needs documentation: unset
Needs tests: unset
Patch needs improvement: unset

This is accurately stated in the Django Book 2.0 chapter 2, section titled 'Starting a Project':

"...If you installed Django from a packaged version for your Linux distribution, django-admin.py might be called django-admin instead."

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by James Bennett

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Unfortunately there's not much we can do here -- if a third-party distributor renames the script, we don't necessarily know about it (and can only document Django in the form in which we ship it).

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