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Simplify the linux install instructions and fix formatting

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@@ -128,15 +128,11 @@ Older versions of Python aren't available from the official repository. However,
Installing setuptools and pip
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-While Python has an extensive standard library, the set of packages available from the Internet is even more extensive. In order to install them easily, we'll install the ``setuptools`` package and ``pip`` installer::
-
-.. XXX: sudo?
+While Python has an extensive standard library, the set of packages available from the Internet is even more extensive. In order to install them easily, we'll install the ``distribute`` package and then ``pip``::
$ wget http://python-distribute.org/distribute_setup.py
- $ python distribute_setup.py
- $ wget https://raw.github.com/pypa/pip/master/contrib/get-pip.py
- $ python get-pip.py
- $ rm get-pip.py distribute_setup.py
+ $ sudo python distribute_setup.py
+ $ sudo easy_install pip
Now, most Python packages can be installed using the ``pip`` command. For example, if we wanted to install Django::
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