Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#13927 closed (fixed)

Problem in tutorial on how to start a project - command does not work on Ubuntu

Reported by: islands Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: 1.2
Severity: Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no

Description

django-admin.py does not work in Ubuntu. Correct is just django-admin. This came up with going through the getting started tutorial........I am evaluating django as an alternative to php frameworks... quality/quantity of documentation is a large differentiating factor in productivity.

Thanks for your time,
islands

Attachments (1)

ubuntu_tutorial_note.diff (756 bytes) - added by Dougal Matthews 10 years ago.
I have added a note to the tutorial that indicates the name change.

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Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Russell Keith-Magee

Component: UncategorizedDocumentation
Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

I'd like to state for the record that this is 100% a problem of Ubuntu's making. We ship django-admin.py. That is what we have *always* called that script. *Our* documentation is completely correct.

Ubuntu has taken it on itself to rename the script. The fact that we need to modify our documentation to accommodate the packaging tweaks introduced by a third party bugs me. The fact that that third party doesn't provide their own edited version of the documentation, and doesn't lobby to have those tweaks pushed upstream (even as a documentation fix) *really* annoys me.

Unfortunately, due to the popularity of Ubuntu, this is something that we need to address. Otherwise we get tarred because of the mistakes of others.

Changed 10 years ago by Dougal Matthews

Attachment: ubuntu_tutorial_note.diff added

I have added a note to the tutorial that indicates the name change.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by Dougal Matthews

Has patch: set

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by Gabriel Hurley

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

(In [14108]) Fixed #13927 -- Advises that the Ubuntu package manager drops the .py extension from django-admin.py. Thanks to islands for the report and d0ugal for the patch.

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