I used the 1-click Django install for my droplet. I am trying to migrate over my local project which is contained within a virtualenv. I just created a new virtualenv in my droplet, and now I’m realizing that I need to (again) install Django and all the rest of my dependancies inside the virtualenv. I’m confused about a couple things, and not sure if I’m doing this right. My first question is since I need to install django 1.6 (and all my dependancies) in my virtualenv, was the only benefit of doing the 1-click install (in my case), really just that it installed Ubuntu and Postgres?
Another question I have is do I NEED to use a virtualenv on my droplet? I’m only going to have one Django project on this droplet so I don’t think I need to isolate anything, The only reason I created a virtualenv on my droplet is because I’m used to working within a virtualenv on my local machine, and I would know exactly where to place all my files and dependancies that I’m migrating over. For example in the virtualenv I have lib, bin, ect. I know where to put those in my droplet as long as I have a virtualenv. Without the virtualenv, I would have no idea where to put my Django project (does it matter?) and most importantly all my dependancies (which I have locally modified) so I cannot just install them using pip, I have to actually move them over and place them in the correct directory, the problem is I don’t know where.
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