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Trying AGAIN to install askbot on a clean server and getting TypeError

asked 2013-06-17 12:14:12 -0600

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Installing on a clean server Steps we followed (using the documentation):

pip install askbot

set up the postgres database and verified it worked

Then in the directory we want to use:

askbot-setup

askbot. To choose current directory - enter "."

/forum

Please select database engine: 1 - for postgresql, 2 - for sqlite, 3 - for mysql, 4 - oracle (type 1/2/3/4)

1

Please enter database name (required)

askbot

Please enter database user (required)

#######

Please enter database password (required)

####### Copying files: * __init__.py * manage.py * urls.py * django.wsgi Creating settings file settings file created

copying directories: * doc * cron * upfiles

python manage.py syncdb

Please run command

python manage.py collectstatic

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With local memory caching and multi-process setup you might intermittently see outdated content on your site.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 root@ssdt-web-13:/forum# python manage.py collectstatic

You have requested to collect static files at the destination location as specified in your settings.

This will overwrite existing files! Are you sure you want to do this? yes

when it was done tried again:

python manage.py syncdb

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With local memory caching and multi-process setup you might intermittently see outdated content on your site.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

I thought this was supposed to be an easy install. We are testing other questions/answer type applications and ease of installation is one criteria.

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answered 2013-07-11 06:13:16 -0600

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Do you use django > 1.4? I think there is still an error try version 1.4.2 instead.

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