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Instructions for Django Installation

  • Make sure Python, pip and virtualenv are installed. See ** below.
  • All commands are executed as yourself, except for those where 'sudo' is mentioned.
  • mkdir ~/Desktop/djangotutorial && cd ~/Desktop/djangotutorial
  • virtualenv venv
  • . venv/bin/activate 
  • pip install django==1.8
  • pip freeze > requirements.txt
  • whenever working make sure (venv) appears before the command prompt by doing the following if necessary: ~/Desktop/djangotutorial/venv/bin/activate

**Prerequisites for django installation

1. Python

Verify Python version with the following command.

Python --version

2.  pip

If pip is not installed,  use following command:

sudo easy_install pip

Note: Make sure you have sudo permissions. One way to get that is to obtain Administrative privileges for your MAC.

Verify pip version with command:

pip --version 

Note: Make sure you have pip 1.3 or later. 

3.  virtualenv

To install virtualenv, refer https://virtualenv.pypa.io/en/stable/installation/

Get virtualenv-15.1.0.tar.gz using one of the following ways:

Command line:

curl -O https://pypi.python.org/packages/source/v/virtualenv/virtualenv-15.1.0.tar.gz


Download virtualenv-15.1.0.tar.gz from  https://pypi.python.org/pypi/virtualenv#downloads  


tar xvfz virtualenv-15.1.0.tar.gz

cd virtualenv-15.1.0

sudo python setup.py install