Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#4392 closed (invalid)

DjangoProject web site download section makes a semi false claim

Reported by: nathanblack@… Owned by: jacob
Component: * Version: master
Severity: Keywords: documentation intital setup 0.96 MySQL
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
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Hey there,

On the djangoproject->download page it states that "It requires Python version 2.3 or higher, but it has no dependencies on other Python libraries." However under version 0.96 forward the MySQL back end now requires version 1.2.1p2 as per the release notes for .96

I know it isn't strictly required since you can use other db formats, but it caused a lot of confusion for me today.

(sorry there aren't direct links, but akismet kicked me back)



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comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by SmileyChris

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So if you know it isn't required then you must agree that Django itself has no other dependancies.

The documentation on that same install page does say:

If you’re using MySQL, you’ll need MySQLdb, version 1.2.1p2 or higher.
You will also want to read the database-specific notes for the MySQL backend.

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