Lodgeit implements a pastebin and some scripts to paste the service.
LodgeIt requires at least Python 2.5 to work correctly. Next to this LodgeIt has quite a few of dependencies as well as a nice bootstrap process. This is documentated on the following slides.
Dependencies and virtual environment
To get LodgeIt work properly we need those dependencies: Python (at least 2.5), python-setuptools and mercurial.
For Ubuntu (or any Debian based distribution) use aptitude to install:
aptitude install python-dev python-setuptools python-virtualenv mercurial
Now we can install LodgeIt. But first we need to check out LodgeIt from the mercurial repository. To do that you create a new folder lodgeit-dev in your projects directory and change into it. There we initialize the virtual environment and check out LodgeIt (main branch):
hg clone http://dev.pocoo.org/hg/lodgeit-main lodgeit
Right before we can initialize the virtual environment we need to install some development packages to compile the python imaging library.
For Ubuntu again aptitude (as root):
sudo aptitude install build-essential apt-get build-dep python-imaging
Now it's possible to install the virtual environment. This is done with a simple Python command:
# assumed that you are located in lodgeit-dev/lodgeit python scripts/make-bootstrap.py > ../bootstrap.py cd .. # make sure that the virtualenv is not activated. If yes, execute `deactivate` python bootstrap.py .
You are ready to run now.
Database and other things
We are now ready to enter the virtual environment (assumed you are located in lodgeit-dev/lodgeit):
LodgeIt initializes it's database per default on /tmp/lodgeit.db, you can change that path in the manage.py by modifiing dburi.
Now start the development server:
python manage runserver