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Upgrade from 0.7.5 to 0.10

asked 2017-02-04 13:08:13 -0600

updated 2017-02-12 08:50:33 -0600

I have been trying to follow the instructions from the upgrade page on askbot website.

Everything worked fine until the last step. When I upgraded from 0.8.1 to the next version. pip install askbot<1.0 installed version 0.10.1 and Django 1.8.17. But my database wasn't ready for Django 1.8. It was giving me the following error:

System check identified 2 issues (0 silenced).
There is no South database module 'south.db.postgresql_psycopg2' for your database. Please either choose a supported database, check for SOUTH_DATABASE_ADAPTER[S] settings, or remove South from INSTALLED_APPS.

I tried to downgrade askbot to 0.9 and Django to 1.7. Then the problem was pytz2013b0 was installed and the self check test says pytz2013b was required. But I couldn't install pytz2013b.

Any suggestions how to move forward?


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answered 2017-02-14 08:56:55 -0600

Evgeny gravatar image

updated 2017-02-14 08:58:55 -0600

All references to "south" must be removed from the file in the 0.10.x versions and onward, as database migrations are handled by Django internally.

I will test a migration and will update this answer then.

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"south" has already been removed. I am using Askbot 0.9.1 with Django version 1.7.11 as of now.

sammoe gravatar imagesammoe ( 2017-02-14 12:35:35 -0600 )edit

answered 2017-02-10 22:55:23 -0600

updated 2017-02-14 12:47:19 -0600

I was able to find a solution. When downgrading to 0.9 series, I used pip install 'askbot==0.9.1' instead of pip install 'askbot==0.9', which I was using before. Installing version 0.9.1 removed pytz2013b0 problem, and version 0.9.1 also worked with my current database. So the key here was to say explicitly 0.9.1 when downgrading askbot.

Here are all the steps I did:

  • Make sure my Django version was at least 1.5 or 1.6:

    pip uninstall django
    pip install 'django<1.7'
  • Upgrade askbot to the latest version of 0.8 series:

    pip uninstall askbot
    pip install 'askbot<0.9'
  • Modify the file. Directions were given when I ran the database migrations. The database migrations:

    python migrate
  • Upgrade Askbot again to 0.9.1

    pip uninstall askbot
    pip install 'askbot==0.9.1'
  • Modify and finally run the database migration:

    python migrate

Now I have Askbot 0.9.1 running on Django 1.7. Please note that I decided to stay with 0.9.1 instead of going to 0.10.1.

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