Best Practices for Django App Packaging

Matthias Runge mrunge at
Tue Jan 21 15:26:41 UTC 2014

On 01/21/2014 03:45 PM, John.Florian at wrote:
> While I've been packaging Python apps for Fedora for a long time, I'm a
> complete novice to Django.  I've just completed my first app (using the
> built-in development server) and now want to get it packaged.  Thus far
> I've followed my normal model of using setuptools so that everything
> very cleanly lands in /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/my_package.  My
> Django app is under there, along with other related Python modules that
> are used independently of the Django app.
> I'm not finding any docs in the Fedora package guidelines and am unaware
> of existing packages that might serve as excellent examples.  My web
> searches are turning up lots, but nothing much specific to Fedora.
> At the moment, I'm particularly struggling with how to make my
> /etc/httpd/conf.d/myapp.conf point to my
> /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/my_package/my_site/ in a good
> generic RPM spec sense.  I'd rather not hard-code the Python version in
> myapp.conf.
> Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
If you want an exampple, please look at openstack-dashboard:
[1] is the config file to be dropped at /etc/httpd/conf.d (for
httpd-2.2) or [2] for httpd-2.4

The spec is here[3] for reference.



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