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Steps for setting up typical Django App

  1. create the django and static_media applications (webfaction control panel); and create a website entry for them
  2. install any third part applications under /tp_apps (e.g., wget install scripts from jscripts/tiny_mce)
  3. set up the static_media directory:
    • add the StaticMediaReadMe file
    • create symbolic links to admin and app media, E.g.,
      • ln -s /home/user/webapps/django/lib/python2.5/django/contrib/admin/media admin
      • ln -s /home/user/webapps/django/project/static/ static
    • create the tp (third party) directory, and create links from there to any installed apps in /tp_apps, E.g.:
      • ln -s /home/user/tp_apps/tiny_mce tinymce
    • create any other media directories required by the app (e.g., file uploads)
  4. create the DB (empty)
  5. create an appropriate settings file for this environment, and give it a unique identifier in top-level
  6. checkout the source code to the django project directory, E.g.:
    • svn checkout
  7. update the wsgi entry, E.g.:
    • mv myproject.wsgi project.wsgi
    • vi project.wsgi - set the project settings file correctly.
      • cd ~/webapps/django/apache2/conf
      • vi httpd.conf
      • WSGIScriptAlias / /home/user/webapps/django/project.wsgi
  8. create a restart script in the django directory: ln -s /home/bcortho/webapps/django/apache2/bin/restart restart_apache
  9. configure the app
    • run syncdb
    • load any required data fixtures
    • run any test scripts
    • restart apache
    • test
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