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Closed 2 months ago

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#35460 closed Cleanup/optimization (invalid)

Clarify the python version for installing Django by local copy.

Reported by: chengjackjelly Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: 5.0
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: chengjackjelly, Mariusz Felisiak Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


When I try to follow the instructions for [Writing your first patch for Django/Getting a copy of Django’s development version](], I encounter a problem with python version.

In the docs, we should use

python3 -m venv ~/.virtualenvs/djangodev

to create a new virtual environment by running. However, it doesn't point out the exact python3 version we should use. In the later

python -m pip install -e /path/to/your/local/clone/django/

I have a problem reported as

ERROR: Package 'Django-5.1.dev20240516091757' requires a different Python: 3.8.3 not in '>=3.10'

Later on I install and change to the python version >=3.10 to solve the problem. It would be great if the docs specify the Python Interpreter version.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Mariusz Felisiak, 2 months ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

There are already many places where a specific Python 3 version is mentioned. It also defined in setup.cfg. I don't think it's worth adding another place that we will have to remember to keep up to date.

comment:2 by Mariusz Felisiak, 2 months ago

Cc: Mariusz Felisiak added
Component: UncategorizedDocumentation
Summary: Docs: clarify the python version for installing Django by local copy.Clarify the python version for installing Django by local copy.
Type: UncategorizedCleanup/optimization
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