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Fixes #17578. Improve setup instructions for Windows users.

Thanks Pariksheet Nanda for the report and zsiciarz for the patch.


git-svn-id: http://code.djangoproject.com/svn/django/trunk@17619 bcc190cf-cafb-0310-a4f2-bffc1f526a37
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commit 84dd83f0185687adfe44452afb2fc9cff15ba594 1 parent 2a4e495
Paul McMillan authored March 02, 2012

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  1. 11  docs/topics/install.txt
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@@ -24,6 +24,15 @@ probably already have it installed.
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 .. _jython: http://jython.org/
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+.. admonition:: Python on Windows
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+    On Windows, you might need to adjust your ``PATH`` environment variable
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+    to include paths to Python executable and additional scripts. For example,
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+    if your Python is installed in ``C:\Python27\``, the following paths need
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+    to be added to ``PATH``::
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+        C:\Python27\;C:\Python27\Scripts;
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 Install Apache and mod_wsgi
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 =============================
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 4. If you're using Linux, Mac OS X or some other flavor of Unix, enter
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    the command ``sudo python setup.py install`` at the shell prompt.
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    If you're using Windows, start up a command shell with administrator
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-   privileges and run the command ``setup.py install``.
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+   privileges and run the command ``python setup.py install``.
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 These commands will install Django in your Python installation's
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 ``site-packages`` directory.

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