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
# assumed that you are located in lodgeit-dev/lodgeit
python scripts/make-bootstrap.py > ../bootstrap.py
# 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 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