Many third-party distributors are now providing versions of Django integrated with their package-management systems. These can make installation and upgrading much easier for users of Django since the integration includes the ability to automatically install dependencies (like database adapters) that Django requires.

Typically, these packages are based on the latest stable release of Django, so if you want to use the development version of Django you’ll need to follow the instructions for installing the development version from our Git repository.

If you’re using Linux or a Unix installation, such as OpenSolaris, check with your distributor to see if they already package Django. If you’re using a Linux distro and don’t know how to find out if a package is available, then now is a good time to learn. The Django Wiki contains a list of Third Party Distributions to help you out.


If you’d like to package Django for distribution, we’d be happy to help out! Please join the django-developers mailing list and introduce yourself.

We also encourage all distributors to subscribe to the django-announce mailing list, which is a (very) low-traffic list for announcing new releases of Django and important bugfixes.