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Django 1.4 was recently released. Almost all the information about Django 1.4 is in the release note, but I didn't see anything about how to upgrade. Should I just remove the django folder inside Python's site-packges and download 1.4? I think I originally installed Django using emerge and yum but I'm not sure if the package management systems are up-to-date with Django 1.4 yet.

That might be ok on my server instance (Gentoo Linux), but on my local instance I am using virtualenvwrapper (on Mac OS 10.7), so maybe I want to create a new Python virtual environment for Djago 1.4. Or maybe not since I don't really care about backward compatibility with 1.3.1.

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  1. Create a backup
  2. Someone suggested on stackoverflow:

I usually create a symlink from my Python site-packages directory to the Django version I am using. When I change versions I merely change the symlink to point at the right version. Here is the documentation for creating a symlink. The docs mention the development version but you can do it for any version.

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