Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 19 months ago

#21481 new Cleanup/optimization

Reinstalling Django warning doesn't mention django-admin

Reported by: mdc@… Owned by: nobody
Component: Packaging Version: 1.6
Severity: Normal Keywords: install
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no



Thank you for developing django. When I install it from source on my Mac, the line that states something like copying from build/blahblahblah to /usr/local/bin/ doesn't do this if there is already a already installed. You might put that in the documentation if a current version of django is sensed. Thanks,


Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by timo

  • Needs documentation unset
  • Needs tests unset
  • Patch needs improvement unset

It's not entirely clear to me what you are requesting. We recommend uninstalling any old versions of Django before installing a new one.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by mdc@…

Add the link: and a message regarding copied files to local bin or remove this message completely and just leave the link.

As is, the warning is incomplete.


You have just installed Django over top of an existing
installation, without removing it first. Because of this,
your install may now include extraneous files from a
previous version that have since been removed from
Django. This is known to cause a variety of problems. You
should manually remove the


directory and re-install Django.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by rjasjukaitis

How did you installed/upgraded Django?

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by mdc@…

git clone

Then sudo python install

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by aaugustin

  • Easy pickings unset
  • Triage Stage changed from Unreviewed to Accepted

I'm accepting the ticket with the following scope:

  • attempt to detect an existing and add a specific warning for this case.
  • if that isn't doable, extend the warning to mention which may be installed outside of %(existing_path)s.

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by timo

  • Component changed from Uncategorized to Packaging
  • Type changed from Bug to Cleanup/optimization

comment:7 Changed 19 months ago by timgraham

  • Summary changed from Install 1.6 bug in Mac OS X 10.9 to Reinstalling Django warning doesn't mention django-admin
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