Installing Django on Ubuntu

About Django:

Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. Developed by a fast-moving online-news operation, Django was designed to handle two challenges: the intensive deadlines of a newsroom and the stringent requirements of the experienced Web developers who wrote it. It lets you build high-performing, elegant Web applications quickly.

Optional installations:

There are a number of optional packages that can be used with Django. Run the following command to install the optional packages.

[code]sudo aptitude install python-imaging python-pythonmagick python-markdown python-textile python-docutils[/code]

If you want more information about the package then use ‘show’ subcommand with the respective package name.

[code]aptitude show python-imaging[/code]

These packages are optional and frequently used. So it’s up to you if you want to use them with Django or not.

Installing Django with Aptitude:

To date, this is not the recommended way of installing Django as it comes with an older version. However, if you still want to follow this method, you can use this command

[code]sudo aptitude install python-django[/code]

Once it has download, you can check that Django is installed and working.


The prompt will show the line below, followed by a long set of options.

[code]Usage: django-admin subcommand [options] [args][/code]

Installing Django without Aptitude:

If you don’t want to use aptitude, then this is your best bet for installing Django. In this method, we will download the official stable release and install it manually.

tar xzvf index.html
cd Django-1.4
sudo python install

You can use this command to check that Django is installed and working


You should get below response, and it will be followed by a long set of options.

[code]Usage: django-admin subcommand [options] [args][/code]

Installing Django from the Git Repository:

If you are looking for the latest release of Django that supports all major features, then download the program through git.

Before you start, you need to download git:

[code]apt-get install git-core[/code]

Once it downloads, you can install Django:

[code]git clone[/code]

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