I’m working on a Django installation at WebFaction that will be needing the special magnificence that is django-syncr. It’s got a few other dependencies, so I thought I’d record the steps I needed to take to get it up and running.
You don’t need this unless you’re using Python 2.4 or earlier, but if you do: http://effbot.org/zone/element-index.htm
Get it here: http://code.google.com/p/django-tagging/
OR…. just easy_install it :). I’m on Python 2.5, so SSH into your server and:
God bless setuptools.
Now for python-twitter:
Do you want the Flickr support?
Flickr won’t release the actual photo or allow it to be embedded using the API (as far as I can tell). I don’t really see any need for all the Flickr metadata to live in my database without the image, so I’m skipping it.
Installing django-syncr itself
django-syncr isn’t in PyPI yet, so we’ll have to download and install it the old-fashioned setuptools way:
cd ~/webapps/djangoapp/ mkdir src cd src svn checkout http://django-syncr.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ syncr cd .. easy_install-2.5 src/syncr
I pulled up out of the ‘src’ directory so easy_install would no exactly what ‘syncr’ I was talking about.
Including django-syncr in your Installed Apps
You’ll need to edit your settings.py file to tell django you’d like to use the new apps you just easy_installed. Get to your settings.py file and open it with your favorite editor:
cd ~/webapps/djangoapp/myproject/ emacs settings.py
Added the following lines (between the ellipses) to your ‘INSTALLED_APPS’:
INSTALLED_APPS = ( ... 'tagging', 'syncr.youtube', 'syncr.twitter', ... )
In my particular case, I’ve added it after a bunch of Satchmo stuff but before my own app.
Syndb and restart
That’s it for the tricky stuff. If you’ve done everything right you should be able to sync the database no problem (now is a great time to back up your data, by the way):
python2.5 manage.py syncdb
Then restart your server…
and check your admin site for the new tables.