Single command Django installer for OS X

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So you want to see what all the fuss around Django is about? To get the latest bleeding edge snapshot (as discussed here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here) you just need to run these commands (as root), per the official install instructions:

/usr/bin/svn co /usr/local/django-trunk
ln -s /usr/local/django-trunk/django /Library/Python/2.5/site-packages/django
ln -s /usr/local/django-trunk/django/bin/ /usr/local/bin

For the lazy, get root (eg sudo -s) and run:

curl | sh

If it’s already there then this script will update to the latest revision.