Setting up Django for use with Postgres 8.3. Django uses psycopg2 (or psycopg depending on what you choose). To the best of my knowledge psycopg2 v2.2.2 is the most stable version of the code.
Then edit your
settings.py file for Django.
DATABASE_ENGINE = ‘postgresql_psycopg2’
The easy_install for psycopg2 didn’t work immediately because easy_install could not find
pg_config and caused compile process failed. To fix the problem I needed my environment to have access to Postgres 8.3
pg_config. The default MacPorts install of Postgres 8.3 drops
pg_config and other key files into
To allow your easy_install environment to see pg_config, simply symbolically link it to your
~/bin directory. It does not have to be ~/bin. It could be any directory on your environment path. Just pick something easy.
# symbolic link from MacPorts install of postgres to a path on my home dir.
ln -s /opt/local/lib/postgresql83/bin/pg_config ~/bin/pg_config
I edited my
.bash_profile so that the files in
~/bin is always on my environment path.
# set PATH so it includes user’s private bin if it exists
if [ -d ~/bin ] ; then
if [ -f /opt/local/etc/bash_completion ]; then