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Confused By Install Procedure

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Avatar jonah11 2 post(s)

Hi,

I just downloaded the BitNami installer for windows and succesfully completed it. However, I already had python 2.7 installed and if I run the command line

import django

from my existing python install I get

ImportError:No module named django

I looked in

C:\Program Files\BitNami DjangoStack

and it looks like BitNami installed python again within its own directory, but it installed version 2.6. Couple questions:

1. Why did it install version 2.6?
2. Should I just delete my existing install and use the one created by BitNami?

Thanks.

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Hi,

BitNami Stacks are self-contained so it includes their own Python files. Are you running the command from the use_djangostack from the Start Menu shortcuts?

 
Avatar jonah11 2 post(s)

Yes, thanks. I figured out the correct command prompt.

I am still curious why BitNami ships with python 2.6 rather than 2.7

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Hi,

We will update Python in the future. It is in our TODO list.