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Fixed #4538 -- Split the installation instructions to differentiate b…

…etween installing a distribution package and installing an official release. Thanks to Carl Karsten for the idea, and Paul Bissex for the patch.

git-svn-id: http://code.djangoproject.com/svn/django/trunk@5676 bcc190cf-cafb-0310-a4f2-bffc1f526a37
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@@ -109,25 +109,29 @@ Install the Django code
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Installation instructions are slightly different depending on whether you're
-using the latest official version or the latest development version.
+installing a distribution-specific package, downloading the the latest official
+release, or fetching the latest development version.
-It's easy either way.
+It's easy, no matter which way you choose.
-Installing the official version
-~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+Installing a distribution-specific package
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
- 1. Check the `distribution specific notes`_ to see if your
- platform/distribution provides official Django packages/installers.
- Distribution-provided packages will typically allow for automatic
- installation of dependancies and easy upgrade paths.
+Check the `distribution specific notes`_ to see if your
+platform/distribution provides official Django packages/installers.
+Distribution-provided packages will typically allow for automatic
+installation of dependancies and easy upgrade paths.
- 2. Download the latest release from our `download page`_.
+Installing an official release
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
- 3. Untar the downloaded file (e.g. ``tar xzvf Django-NNN.tar.gz``).
+ 1. Download the latest release from our `download page`_.
- 4. Change into the downloaded directory (e.g. ``cd Django-NNN``).
+ 2. Untar the downloaded file (e.g. ``tar xzvf Django-NNN.tar.gz``).
- 5. Run ``sudo python setup.py install``.
+ 3. Change into the downloaded directory (e.g. ``cd Django-NNN``).
+
+ 4. Run ``sudo python setup.py install``.
The command will install Django in your Python installation's ``site-packages``
directory.
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