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django-eggnog

View all available updates for your installed eggs right from within the administration console.

Eggnog is a simple wrapper on Yolk. Eggnog works best when it is scheduled to run at a periodic internal. It fetches the list of installed eggs and queries PyPI for any available updates.

If there's a feature that you're missing and you'd like added, please create an issue on the project page at Github or create the fix yourself and send me a pull request. Adding a few small features here and there are okay but this is in no way aimed to encompass all the functionality of a full-blown package management tool like Pip.

Installation

Grab the latest release from PyPI by running:

pip install django-eggnog

Please note that this requires Django 1.3+ to work properly.

Configuration

Add eggnog to your project's INSTALLED_APPS setting and run syncdb (or migrate if you're using South).

django-eggnog relies on the apscheduler module to provide the periodical checks for updates. In order to configure this, please add the following two lines to your urls.py:

import eggnog
eggnog.periodicallycheckforupdates()

If you have a very small Django installation, I suggest you stick with this but if you wish to not use apscheduler, disregard the above step and uninstall apscheduler by running:

pip uninstall apscheduler

There isn't much else than that to get it up and running.

Scheduling

Eggnog works best when it is shcheduled to run at periodic intervals. Checking for updates once a day is quite enough.

Eggnog has a management-command built-in caleed checkupdates that it relies on to check for updates and here a few ways that that you can use to schedule it:

  • Cron: You can configure cron to execute the management command once a day using this: * * * * * cd /home/path/to/project && python manage.py checkupdates
  • Use a package like django-kronos or django-chrnonograph. Both the Django modules . once configured . make it extremely simple schedule management-commands using cron. They are both available on PyPI and you should consult their documentation on further instructions.
  • Celery: If your Django project already deals with distributed task queues, it's extremely likely that you're using django-celery. In that case, configure django-celery to execute checkupdates periodically. Explaining the configuration of django-celery is outside the scope of this document.
  • APScheduler: APScheduler is is an extremely lightweight module to running tasks periodically within Python. This is what django-eggnog ships with.
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