Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 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@…> 9 years ago.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by SmileyChris

  • Needs documentation unset
  • Needs tests unset
  • Patch needs improvement unset
  • Triage Stage changed from Unreviewed to Accepted

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 9 years ago by arien <regexbot@…>

comment:2 Changed 9 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 9 years ago by SmileyChris

  • Triage Stage changed from Accepted to Ready 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 9 years ago by mtredinnick

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

(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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