How to install Django in Ubuntu / Fedora

Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. Recommended way of installing Django is using easy_install, Easy_install is a python module used to install, update and manage python packages. To use easy install you need to install python setup tools, Open a terminal and execute the following command.

For Ubuntu 13.10 / 13.04 / 12.10 / 12.04 / Linux Mint

sudo apt-get install python-setuptools

For Fedora 19 / 18 / 17 / 16 / Cent OS

sudo yum install python-setuptools

After Install python setup tools, you can use  easy_install to install the Django or Update to the latest version.

sudo easy_install django


Alternate method

Download Django from official site. Open a terminal and move the directory to the downloaded directory, for example if the downloaded file is in Downloads directory use the below command

cd Downloads

Now extract the tar file.

tar xzvf Django-1.5.4.tar.gz

After extracting it, Move to extracted django directory.

cd Django-1.5.4

Now run the following command to install it.

sudo python install

Another recommended way for development is using virtualenv, Check the following links.

Install VirtualEnv in Ubuntu

Install VirtualEnv in Fedora

Install Django in VirtualEnv 

  • Aussie Rick

    Thank you. This was very helpful.