Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 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: UI/UX:

Description 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,

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ubuntu_tutorial_note.diff (756 bytes) - added by d0ugal 5 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 5 years ago by russellm

  • Component changed from Uncategorized to Documentation
  • Needs documentation unset
  • Needs tests unset
  • Patch needs improvement unset
  • Triage Stage changed from Unreviewed to Accepted

I'd like to state for the record that this is 100% a problem of Ubuntu's making. We ship 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 5 years ago by d0ugal

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

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by d0ugal

  • Has patch set

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by gabrielhurley

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

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

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