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Installing things on Linux is still a pain in the tuchus

I've been trying like mad to get working over the last week. Getting the initial dependencies and base install was straightforward enough but now I'm stuck.

I can't get to connect to Postgres using whatever the built-in Python DB library is and I can't get psycopg2 installed because of an endless series of bizarre errors. The documentation for both and psycopg is less than stellar.

So I'm giving up.

I hope this makes every Linux developer out there shudder. How many people are dumping your software because they can't figure out how to install the freaking thing?

Yes, I know things have drastically improved with the various package systems out there. Yes, I know the Linux ecosystem is more complicated to handle installation for.

Guess what? I don't give a shit.

I don't want to waste a week just trying to get a piece of software to run. I want to write code.

And that's why I've switched over to CherryPy. The base install, including DB support, was one step and took me all of 5 minutes to do. Now I can get down to my primary goal of doing something fun in Python.

So, to all you Open Source projects out there, you're awesome and I love you! But you've got to spend more time on documentation and making installation easier if you want your project to really succeed.

^*^Yes, I know the install process on OSX is generally really good but, at this point, I still have more Windows experience to speak to.