Opened 21 months ago

Closed 20 months ago

Last modified 20 months 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 21 months ago by mjtamlyn

  • Component changed from Documentation to *
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  • Patch needs improvement unset
  • Triage Stage changed from Unreviewed to Accepted

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 20 months ago by gregloy

  • Owner changed from nobody to gregloy
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:4 Changed 20 months ago by bmispelon

  • 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 20 months ago by gregloy

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

comment:6 Changed 20 months ago by Baptiste Mispelon <bmispelon@…>

In 11562ec114a7a94c8e979bbe90111c7964b5cb7a/

Fixed #22235 -- recommend pip install from url

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