This answers the same question as in http://askbot.org/en/question/445/how-to-install-askbot-on-webfaction
Here's what I did on WebFaction:
In webfaction control panel installed app "Python 2.7/Django 1.3" as askbot_webapp In webfaction control panel created postgres database and remembered password cd ~/webapps/askbot_webapp git clone git://github.com/ASKBOT/askbot-devel.git myaskbot cd myaskbot/ ls python-2.7 setup.py develop askbot-setup Where deploy the forum (directory)? askbot2 Edit myproject.wsgi to point to 'myaskbot2.settings' Create a second webapp for the static files Attach this to /m within your domain. Soft link askbot/skins/common and askbot/skins/default into the static files directory Login: the first user to create and account becomes superuser.
Please edit this answer if you have more to add, or find something I missed.
Apologies, this is not exactly what you are looking for - hopefully someone else offers better help, but this should help you get started.
Askbot is just another django application - so a webfaction's document must be able to help you. http://docs.webfaction.com/software/django/getting-started.html
A few things that are specific to askbot: directories
askbot/upfiles must be server-writable.
Here is the version I used to get askbot working on webfaction. It is slightly different than the instructions from Bryce:
In webfaction control panel installed app "Python 2.7/Django 1.3.1" as askbot_webapp
In webfaction control panel created postgres database and remembered password
cd ~/webapps/askbot_webapp git clone git://github.com/ASKBOT/askbot-devel.git myaskbot cd myaskbot/ python2.7 setup.py develop askbot-setup
Where deploy the forum (directory)? .
Add to settings.py:
ASKBOT_CSS_DEVEL = True
python2.7 manage.py collectstatic python2.7 manage.py syncdb # Answer 'no' to superuser python2.7 manage.py migrate # Ignore the errors # Test out that migrations work and the app runs python2.7 manage.py runserver
import os import sys import os.path current_directory = os.path.dirname(__file__) sys.path.append(os.path.join(current_directory, "myaskbot")) from django.core.handlers.wsgi import WSGIHandler os.environ['DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE'] = 'myaskbot.settings' application = WSGIHandler()
Create a second webapp called
askbot_static for the static files. This should be purely static (no .htaccess)
Attach this to /m within your domain.
cd ~/webapps/askbot_static/ ln -s ~/webapps/askbot_webapp/myaskbot/static/common/ ln -s ~/webapps/askbot_webapp/myaskbot/static/default/ ln -s ~/webapps/askbot_webapp/myaskbot/static/admin/
Login: the first user to create and account becomes superuser.
answered 2012-03-03 10:58:17 -0500Prafulla T
I tried to follow this steps for installing on webfactional. But I get folloiwng error when I do python-2.7 setup.py develop
Am I missing anything ?
Traceback (most recent call last): File "setup.py", line 13, in <module> version = askbot.get_version(),#remember to manually set this correctly AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'get_version'
answered 2012-04-04 00:55:02 -0500Chetan Patil
While installing on WebFaction : MySql 5.0/.5.1 was configured in above given steps ?
answered 2012-11-02 19:22:06 -0500
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Here is how to install Askbot from GitHub with Django 1.3.4 (Django 1.3.1 is labeled as INSECURE).
I'm using example names like myapp, myproject..., change them with your names and data.
1.Create an App (Control Panel > Domains/websites > Applications > Add new application)
App Category: Django
App Type: Django 1.3.4 (mod_wsgi 3.3/Python 2.7)
2.Create Database (Databases > Create new database)
Type: Postgresql or MySql
Name: username_myapp (This name will also be your database username in settings.py)
3.Connect to your server via ssh
$ ssh username@server_name.webfaction.com
4.Clone Askbot form GitHub
$ cd ~/webapps/myapp $ git clone git://github.com/ASKBOT/askbot-devel.git myask
5.Change Django version dependency
$ cd myask $ nano askbot_requirements.txt (change django==1.3.1 to django==1.3.4) $ nano askbot_requirements_dev.txt (change django==1.3.1 to django==1.3.4) $ cd askbot $ nano __init__.py (in REQUIREMENTS change django==1.3.1 to django==1.3.4) $ cd ..
6.Install Askbot (force to install packages into your app python and bin folder, if it fails to download some package just run command again)
$ PYTHONPATH=$HOME/webapps/myapp/lib/python2.7 python2.7 setup.py install --install-lib=$HOME/webapps/myapp/lib/python2.7/ --install-scripts=$HOME/webapps/myapp/bin/ $ cd ..
$ ./bin/askbot-setup -n myproject -d datatbase_name -u database_username -p database_password --domain=mydomain.com $ cd myproject $ python2.7 manage.py syncdb --all (say no to create superuser) $ mkdir static $ python2.7 manage.py collectstatic
8.Create app for serving static content (Control Panel > Domains/websites > Applications > Add new application)
App Category: Symbolic link
App Type: Symbolic link to static-only app
Extra info: /home/username/webapps/myapp/myproject/static
9.Create Website (Control Panel > Domains/websites > Websites > Add new website)
Add first app (Add a web app > Reuse an existing Web App)
Add second app (Add a web app > Reuse an existing Web App)
In URL add letter 'm' (without quotes)
$ nano ~/webapps/myapp/apache2/conf/httpd.conf
Change WSGIScriptAlias to:
WSGIScriptAlias / /home/username/webapps/myapp/myproject/django.wsgi
$ nano ~/webapps/myapp/myproject/settings.py
Set DEBUG = False
Insert your name and email in ADMINS
12.Enable Full Text Search (Postgresql)
$ python manage.py init_postgresql_full_text_search
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