Sunday, December 11, 2011

Django Python Module on OS X Lion 10.7.2

As python programmer, I wish I could build a web using it too. I used to use CMS based portal, but eventually I want python thing in my site. Fortunately, it can be done, using Django.

According it site, 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.

So I finally give it a try, it isn't hurt anyway, :). Installing Django in my Python 2.7 on my 13' Macbook Pro with OS X Lion 10.7.2 is fairly easy, using pip from pypi ( All I have to do is typing in terminal: pip install django. Of course, we need pip to be installed first.

Nugrohos-MacBook-Pro:python nugroho$ pip django

pip: error: No command by the name pip django
(maybe you meant "pip install django")
Nugrohos-MacBook-Pro:python nugroho$ pip install django
Downloading/unpacking django
Downloading Django-1.3.1.tar.gz (6.5Mb): 6.5Mb downloaded
Running egg_info for package django

Installing collected packages: django
Running install for django
changing mode of build/scripts-2.7/ from 644 to 755

changing mode of /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/bin/ to 755
Successfully installed django
Cleaning up...
Nugrohos-MacBook-Pro:python nugroho$python
Python 2.7.2 (v2.7.2:8527427914a2, Jun 11 2011, 15:22:34)
[GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5666) (dot 3)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import django
>>> print django.get_version()
>>> exit()
Nugrohos-MacBook-Pro:python nugroho$

That's it.