Friday, 8 February 2013


  • For installing TCC Automation software, make sure that your computer has MYSQL and Django installed.
  • This application is tested for Django version 1.4.
  • In this documentation, replace the "user name " with the name of your system.
  • Also run following command commands in the terminal :                                                                                                                sudo apt-get install apache2 libapache2-mod-wsgi
  • (mod-wsgi is necessary for running the software on localhost using apache.)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sudo apt-get installmysql-server python-mysqldb
  1. First step to install the TCC Automation software is to download the “TCCAutomation.tar.bz2 “ of office automation from the Then, extract it and place the extracted folder in the home folder. Change the name of the folder "Automation".
  2. Open the Automation folder and make the changes in the apache folder and file. In apache folder there is a “django.wsgi” file which contains sys.path.append(‘/home/user name/’), in this give  "user name" of your system. In file,where there is a user name and password, give the user name and the password of your RDBMS. Then open RDBMS(i.e postgresql_psycopg2', 'postgresql', 'mysql', 'sqlite3' or 'oracle')  and create the database (say "automation") and then again open the file and change the name of the database as created in the  (say "tcc"). 

          DATABASES = {
                  'default': {
                  'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.mysql', # Add 'postgresql_psycopg2', 'postgresql', 'mysql', 'sqlite3' or 'oracle'.
                  'NAME': 'Automation',                      
                  'USER': 'root',                    
                  'PASSWORD': 'q',
                  'HOST': 'localhost',            
                  'PORT': '',                      

        also change 'HOST':''  to  'HOST': 'localhost', in the above database.

  • In the file change please insure the following things should be right 
          LOCAL_URL = 'http://localhost/'

         MEDIA_URL = 'http://localhost/media/'     

         MEDIA_ROOT = '/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/django/contrib/admin/media/'
         {Change the path of media folder to your own path that you follow instead of the path      given.)

  •      Give the path in TEMPLATE_DIRS = (“/home/username/“) in file of your templates of  Automation application as:

              TEMPLATE_DIRS = ("/home/USER NAME/Automation/templates"                                                 
               <replace USER NAME with the    "user name" of your system> 

    3. Write the following command in terminal to go into the Automation project:

          cd Automation

        Then, run the following command in order to create the tables in the database

          python syncdb

4. Save following text in a file  (/etc/apache2/httpd.conf) Change the path of media folder to your own path that you follow instead of the path given.(instead of goraya give your own user name)

Alias /media/ /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/Django-1.4-py2.7.egg/django/contrib/admin/media/

<Directory /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/Django-1.4-py2.7.egg/django/contrib/admin/media/>
Options Indexes
Order deny,allow
Allow from all

WSGIScriptAlias /automation /home/goraya/Automation/apache/django.wsgi

<Directory /home/goraya/Automation/apache/>
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

5Then, at last final step is go into the browser and type -http://localhost/automation/. This will open the Automation software in the browser. 


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