Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#5777 closed (fixed)

development installation instructions should say to use symbolic link

Reported by: Simo Salminen <ssalmine@…> Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: master
Severity: Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Ready for checkin
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: UI/UX:


The installation instructions have following:

Copy the file django-trunk/django/bin/ to somewhere on your system path, such as /usr/local/bin (Unix) or C:\Python24\Scripts (Windows).

I think one should create symbolic link instead. Otherwise the file is not updated when doing svn update.

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5777.diff (1.3 KB) - added by arien <regexbot@…> 10 years ago.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Chris Beaven

Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

Care to write a patch? You'd probably need to reword it so it's clear that the symbolic link option is for Unix only.

Changed 10 years ago by arien <regexbot@…>

Attachment: 5777.diff added

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by arien <regexbot@…>

Has patch: set

Dunno if this is really worth it for a 5-line script that's unlikely to ever change, but here you go.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by Chris Beaven

Triage Stage: AcceptedReady for checkin

Thanks arien. You're right that this is reasonably negligible. I'll promote to checkin and a committer can make the call and wontfix it if they like.

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by Malcolm Tredinnick

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

(In [6737]) Fixed #5777 -- Recommend using a symbolic link on Linux, OSX, etc for so that subversion updates keep it up to date. Patch from arien.

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