So I really like that I can use my package manager to install python packages (e.x. python-django)..

The only problem with this? They can sometimes be really old which causes problems when I try to run said application. If you have setuptools installed (apt-get install setuptools), use easy-install!

sudo easy_install –upgrade django


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