Installing Pelican on OS X is not quite as simple as most things.
I work in linux daily and am a custom to installing and configuring software for various things. apt-install this, yum install that. OS X is a bit different.
Pelican requires python - OS X has python (kind of). It’s really stripped down. I installed pip and pelican and ran quickstart and quickly hit a roadblock of errors.
With a bit of googling, many people suggest using homebrew - I prefer to keep my installs as native as possible but I gave in on this - after all I’m wanting a quick and simple setup to testing things out.
- I have XCode installed already - if you do not have this installed already doing so would be the 1st step.
- I previously installed pelican and the following did not work until I uninstalled it (pip uninstall pelican) and reinstalled after having homebrew installed.
- Install pip if you do not already have it installed
- Install Homebrew:
- Adjust your ~/.profile
- Now install Python
- Install virtualenv
OK that’s everything for the prep work. Now we can actually install Pelican (and markdown)!!
Now you can create your pelican project and initialize it with:
For working with pelican you can read the documentation at http://docs.getpelican.com/en/3.5.0/quickstart.html