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Fixed #4537 -- Added note to docs/install.txt about get_python_lib() …

…shortcut. Thanks, Carl Karsten

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22 docs/install.txt
@@ -85,23 +85,20 @@ If you installed Django using `` install``, uninstalling
is as simple as deleting the ``django`` directory from your Python
-If you installed Django from a Python Egg, remove the Django ``.egg`` file,
+If you installed Django from a Python egg, remove the Django ``.egg`` file,
and remove the reference to the egg in the file named ``easy-install.pth``.
This file should also be located in your ``site-packages`` directory.
.. admonition:: Where are my ``site-packages`` stored?
The location of the ``site-packages`` directory depends on the operating
- system, and the location in which Python was installed. However, the
- following locations are common:
+ system, and the location in which Python was installed. To find out your
+ system's ``site-packages`` location, execute the following::
- * If you're using Linux: ``/usr/lib/python2.X/site-packages``
+ python -c "from distutils.sysconfig import get_python_lib; print get_python_lib()"
- * If you're using Windows: ``C:\Python2.X\lib\site-packages``
- * If you're using MacOSX: ``/Library/Python2.X/site-packages`` or
- ``/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.X/lib/python2.X/site-packages/``
- (in later releases).
+ (Note that this should be run from a shell prompt, not a Python interactive
+ prompt.)
Install the Django code
@@ -140,12 +137,15 @@ latest bug fixes and improvements, follow these instructions:
1. Make sure you have Subversion_ installed.
2. Check out the Django code into your Python ``site-packages`` directory.
On Linux / Mac OSX / Unix, do this::
svn co django_src
- ln -s `pwd`/django_src/django /usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/django
+ ln -s `pwd`/django_src/django SITE-PACKAGES-DIR/django
- (In the above line, change ``python2.3`` to match your current Python version.)
+ (In the above line, change ``SITE-PACKAGES-DIR`` to match the location of
+ your system's ``site-packages`` directory, as explained in the
+ "Where are my ``site-packages`` stored?" section above.)
On Windows, do this::

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