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Hello, I still did not created my site, but I'm trying to test askbot in my computer. I'm almost finishing it, but there are some things I still couldn't do.

One thing is I cannot install mysql.python. I've researched and I found places that say that mysql-python does not work on windows. Is it true?

Then I have to install the recaptcha things. I can't use easy_install with those, but I go to the urls in the INSTALL file and I don't understand what I have to do.

Can you help me?

jeremy's avatar
asked 2010-06-09 18:07:25 -0500
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Hi Jeremy, regarding MySQL-python in windows please check this out.

On Linux all dependencies (excluding recaptcha-django) will install one or two lines:

easy_install mysql-python django South recaptcha-client \
             markdown2 html5lib python-openid

easy_install django-debug-toolbar==0.7.0

Notice that django-debug-toolbar must be of specific version. The latest one has a serious unsolved bug, which prevents using the toolbar at least with askbot (occasionally you'll want to turn it on because it helps debugging).

recaptcha-django library is not yet accessible through easy_install and I will just add it to the distribution so that nobody has to download it anymore - I'll solve this issue by tomorrow, but for now you can get it through subversion (install some subversion client for windows first)

Here is how it goes on Linux:

svn checkout \

cd recaptcha-django-read-only
python install
Evgeny's avatar
updated 2010-06-09 18:52:14 -0500, answered 2010-06-09 18:37:04 -0500
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And how do I install the other recaptcha thing?
jeremy's avatar jeremy (2010-06-09 18:49:06 -0500) edit
recaptcha-client is actually available through easy_install
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2010-06-09 18:51:39 -0500) edit
It does not say that in the INSTALL. Thanks. I have another question now, but I'll put in another question.
jeremy's avatar jeremy (2010-06-09 19:03:11 -0500) edit
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