Django is great^h^h^h^h^hfrustrating
Don’t get me wrong. I do like django. I’ve been working back and forth in Pylons and Django, trying to learn each of them well enough so that I can figure out which one will give the right answer when I know better what the powers that be want.
So, if you, like me, have a debian etch box upon which you want to install django, have it work with the tutorials in the book and on the site (thus needing python2.5), using mod_python so that you can work on a remote server, with postgres, do the following:
- Use the Django from subversion. It lives in http://code.djangoproject.com/svn/django/trunk (don’t forget to uninstall python-django if you’ve already installed that.
- It requires python2.5. The packaged version is fine.
apt-get install python2.5
- Get mod_perl as a package, because it will make all the connections correctly (but it will be linked to python2.4), and then
- Install apache2-prefork-dev so that you have the right apxs2 to build mod_python against python2.5
- Download mod_python from http://ftp.wayne.edu/apache/httpd/modpython/mod_python-3.3.1.tgz
- Configure it (with –apxs=/usr/bin/apxs2)
- Install it
- Get psycopg from http://www.initd.org/pub/software/psycopg/PSYCOPG-2-0/psycopg2-184.108.40.206.tar.gz. Don’t get fancy and try the new one. It doesn’t work.
- python setup.py install that sucker
- And then restart everything and all should be lovely in the world
svn co http://code.djangoproject.com/svn/django/trunk django ln -s `pwd`/django /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/ ln -s `pwd`/django/django/bin/django-admin.py /usr/local/bin apt-get install python2.5 libapache2-mod-python apache2-prefork-dev wget http://ftp.wayne.edu/apache/httpd/modpython/mod_python-3.3.1.tgz tar xzf mod_python-3.3.1.tgz cd mod_python-3.3.1 ./configure --apxs=/usr/bin/apxs2 sudo make install cd .. wget http://www.initd.org/pub/software/psycopg/PSYCOPG-2-0/psycopg2-220.127.116.11.tar.gz tar xzf psycopg2-18.104.22.168.tar.gz cd psycopg22.214.171.124.1 sudo python setup.py install sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
I spent a good deal of today trying to find these answers. So, you’re welcome