Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#22235 closed Cleanup/optimization (fixed)

pip can install from tarballs as well

Reported by: omer.drow@… Owned by: gregloy
Component: * Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: yes
Easy pickings: yes UI/UX: no


The download page recommends downloading the tarball and unpacking it and running
There's no reason to do so anymore since pip can install python packages from tarballs.
The documentation should be changed in my opinion.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by Marc Tamlyn

Component: Documentation*
Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

Assuming there are no reasons why this might be more insecure (which I personally don't see) I agree that for alphas/betas using pip to install them is much easier.

The relevant source code is actually in the repository -

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by gregloy

Owner: changed from nobody to gregloy
Status: newassigned

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by Baptiste Mispelon

Patch needs improvement: set

As noted in the pull request, you also need to modify the settings to activate the request context processor so that the request object is available in the context.

I would also suggest that we only keep install instructions with pip and get rid of the tar xvzf ... ones (both for stable and preview versions).

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by gregloy

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by Baptiste Mispelon <bmispelon@…>

In 11562ec114a7a94c8e979bbe90111c7964b5cb7a/

Fixed #22235 -- recommend pip install from url

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