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On syncdb getting TypeError: Item in ``from list'' not a string

asked 2013-03-06 23:56:29 -0600

junior123 gravatar image

updated 2013-03-07 00:04:38 -0600

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Have been struggling for two days with this issue: after a pip install of askbot, and setup etc, when i run python manage.py syncdb, i get an error saying

WARNING!!! You are using a 'locmem' (local memory) caching backend,
which is OK for a low volume site running on a single-process server.
For a multi-process configuration it is neccessary to have a production
cache system, such as redis or memcached.

With local memory caching and multi-process setup you might intermittently
see outdated content on your site.

TypeError: Item in ``from list'' not a string

It is the typeError that does not go away - i googled for hours together and found that the issue could be a force_str so now my settings.py is full of force_str wherever i could find a string but of no use. The TypeError just does not go away.

PLS HELP !!

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answered 2013-03-07 00:04:19 -0600

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If you currently have django 1.5, please downgrade to 1.4 as the latest version is not yet supported.

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answered 2013-03-07 01:20:19 -0600

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Thanks a lot Evgeny, that worked.

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