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Fixed #5777 -- Recommend using a symbolic link on Linux, OSX, etc for

django-admin.py so that subversion updates keep it up to date. Patch from arien.


git-svn-id: http://code.djangoproject.com/svn/django/trunk@6737 bcc190cf-cafb-0310-a4f2-bffc1f526a37
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commit 5cd153b7c8a44d84642743c1b5b3d4287c8912b8 1 parent f2f6e70
Malcolm Tredinnick authored November 29, 2007

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  1. 17  docs/install.txt
17  docs/install.txt
@@ -204,11 +204,18 @@ latest bug fixes and improvements, follow these instructions:
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       .. _How to use Django with mod_python: ../modpython/
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-4. Copy the file ``django-trunk/django/bin/django-admin.py`` to somewhere on
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-   your system path, such as ``/usr/local/bin`` (Unix) or ``C:\Python24\Scripts``
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-   (Windows). This step simply lets you type ``django-admin.py`` from within
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-   any directory, rather than having to qualify the command with the full path
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-   to the file.
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+4. On Unix-like systems, create a symbolic link to the file
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+   ``django-trunk/django/bin/django-admin.py`` in a directory on your system
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+   path, such as ``/usr/local/bin``. For example::
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+       ln -s `pwd`/django-trunk/django/bin/django-admin.py /usr/local/bin
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+   This simply lets you type ``django-admin.py`` from within any directory,
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+   rather than having to qualify the command with the full path to the file.
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+   On Windows systems, the same result can be achieved by copying the file
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+   ``django-trunk/django/bin/django-admin.py`` to somewhere on your system
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+   path, for example ``C:\Python24\Scripts``.
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 You *don't* have to run ``python setup.py install``, because you've already
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 carried out the equivalent actions in steps 3 and 4.

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