This guide is the Satchmo installation process. It is meant to be a cookbook approach for
most users. Advanced users may wish to modify this in order to integrate into their own projects. For the
truly impatient, you may look at the :doc:`Quick Start <quickstart>` for the fastest way to get a store up and
This guide assumes you are working on a unix variant and that you are installing it somewhere into a directory
you have write access to. In the below example, we use :file:`/home/user/src`. You are expected to modify the path to fit your needs.
You must have Django 1.3.1 or higher properly installed.
A Quick Note About Installing Dependencies
Python allows you to install applications in multiple ways: you can use the
commands :command:`easy_install` or :command:`pip`; you may also manually
install them by:
- linking the packages into your site-packages directory, or
- use .pth files to add each to your python path.
All of these will work fine with Satchmo, but in the interest of keeping this as
straightforward as possible, we show how to install the packages with either:
- :command:`pip`, or
- :command:`python setup.py install` on a source code checkout (with mercurial)
The provided egg and tar files by the various dependencies may not be the
most current installation, so you should ensure that the version recommended
by satchmo (see :doc:`requirements`) is available via
:command:`easy_install` before proceeding.
#. Install setuputils by following the instructions on the easy_install_ page.
After installation, you should be able to run :command:`easy_install`
directly (assuming the install directory is in you $PATH).
#. Install required dependencies (this may vary based on your OS of choice)::
pip install pycrypto
pip install http://www.satchmoproject.com/snapshots/trml2pdf-1.2.tar.gz
pip install pyyaml
#. Install Python Imaging Library. There are multiple options for installing
this application; please use one of the options below:
- Download the binary from the `PIL site`_ and install.
- Use your distribution's package manager. For Ubuntu::
sudo apt-get install python-imaging
#. Install Reportlab based on the description for your OS `here <http://www.reportlab.com/software/opensource/rl-toolkit/download/>`_
#. Install django-threaded-multihost::
pip install django-threaded-multihost
#. Install django-app-plugins::
pip install django-app-plugins
#. Install sorl-thumbnail::
pip install sorl-thumbnail
#. Install signals-ahoy::
pip install django-signals-ahoy
#. Install livesettings::
pip install django-livesettings
#. Install keyedcache::
pip install django-keyedcache
.. versionadded:: 0.9.1
#. Satchmo has two types of documentation: Sphinx and docutils. Sphinx is used
to generate this document, while docutils are useful for the auto-generated
You may choose to install these dependencies by running::
pip install sphinx
pip install docutils
#. Satchmo also uses South for database migrations. You may also install it::
pip install South
:doc:`migration` for more information on how migrations in Satchmo
should be applied.
.. versionadded:: 0.9.1
#. If you use the Fedex shipping module, you will need to install 2 additional modules::
pip install fedex
pip install suds
#. Install django-registration:
- Check out from source::
hg clone http://bitbucket.org/hynekcer/django-registration/
python setup.py install
Installing Satchmo into your path
1. Checkout the latest Satchmo release into :file:`/home/user/src`::
hg clone http://bitbucket.org/chris1610/satchmo/
If you are a bitbucket user, you may see a slightly different url than described above.
You may use the generic url or one that is specific to your username. For the purposes
of an install, either will work.
2. Install satchmo onto your system::
sudo python setup.py install
An alternative to running the install is ensuring that :file:`/path/to/satchmo/apps` is on your python path.
You may do this by placing a symbolic link to the source, adding a .pth file that points to your :file:`/satchmo/apps`
location or modifying your PYTHONPATH environment variable.
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3. Once the above step is completed, you should be able to import both django and satchmo::
Python 2.5.2 (r252:60911, Mar 12 2008, 13:39:09)
[GCC 4.2.3 (Ubuntu 4.2.3-2ubuntu4)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import django
>>> import satchmo_store
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Do not attempt to progress any further on the install until the above imports work.
Build Your Store With clonesatchmo
In order to quickly get you up and running, satchmo includes a helper script that will
get a new sample store up and running quickly.
1. Build a starter store using :command:`clonesatchmo`::
The clonesatchmo program will do everything described in :doc:`settings`. At a high level it:
* Creates a directory for your store (defaults to simplestore)
* Also creates a localsite directory for your customizations (defaults to localsite)
* Copies a valid settings.py and local_settings.py file
* Copies your static directory in place
* Copies a valid urls.py file
* Synchs your database (using sqlite)
* Loads l10n data
* Loads a sample store
Using this process is the recommended way to get your store up and running. Once you are comfortable with
this store, you can dive into modifying your :doc:`settings` file or making other changes.
View the Demo Store
After you have completed your initial install, you can check out your demo store
using the commands below.
1. Start up the sample webserver to see your store::
python manage.py runserver
2. In order to see your sample store, point your browser to::
http://127.0.0.1:8000/shop or http://127.0.0.1/
3. If you want to see the admin interface, point your browser to::
4. Many configuration and customization settings are accessed through the url::
5. Additional detailed documentation can be found here::
The above urls will be dependent on your Django setup. If you're running the webserver on the
same machine you're developing on, the above urls should work. If not, use the appropriate url.
If after following these steps, you have errors or can not get the store to work, satchmo includes a custom
command to check your system's configuration. To check your system out::
python manage.py satchmo_check
Checking your satchmo configuration.
Your configuration has no errors.
Satchmo also includes a full set of unit tests. After you get your system installed, you can run the unit tests with this command::
python manage.py test
`Django installation guide`_
.. _Django installation guide: http://www.djangoproject.com/documentation/install/
.. _`Django Comment Utils`: http://code.google.com/p/django-comment-utils/
.. _easy_install : http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/EasyInstall#installation-instructions
.. _`PIL site`: http://www.pythonware.com/products/pil/