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failed to install(askbot-setup) in askbot 0.11.x

I have cloned askbot 0.11.x version and trying to deploy it. when I'm running python develop it's installing and setting up askbot version 0.10.2. so that I've uninstall askbot. askbot-setup command giving error command not found

how to install and setup 0.11.x version?

vish's avatar
asked 2019-07-09 23:00:13 -0600, updated 2019-11-22 02:40:12 -0600
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To install the current 0.11.x branch, the best approach is imitating the procedure used in the Dockerfile:

  1. install Askbot's requirements

    pip install -r askbot_requirements.txt
  2. install Askbot

    python install
  3. create a new Django project with Askbot as its only app using askbot-setup. The most basic approach is

    askbot-setup \
        -n /path/to/new/django/project \
        -e 2 -d /path/to/new/django/project/ \
        --create-project django

    For more options run askbot-setup --help. You can look at the Dockerfile for an example that uses PostgreSQL as database backend.

  4. setup database and staticfiles

    cd /path/to/new/django/project
    export DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE=askbot_app.settings
    python migrate
    python collectstatic

After that you can setup your webserver, the Django project and the database to your requirements and start using Askbot.

If you are looking for a canonical deployment to try out Askbot, I'd suggest you first build and then run a docker image using the provided Dockerfile.

docker build -t askbot:latest --build-arg ASKBOT=. .
docker run \
    -e 'DATABASE_URL=sqlite:////askbot-site/askbot.db' \
    -e "SECRET_KEY=$(openssl rand 14 | base64)" \
    -e ADMIN_PASSWORD=admin \
    -p 8080:80 \
martin-bts's avatar
answered 2019-07-10 14:38:46 -0600, updated 2019-07-10 14:40:30 -0600
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Successfully completed the setting up askbot 0.11.x. thank you for the guidance and help. I have used MySQL as database. First I tried with MySQL Server version: 5.5, but it was giving the error raise MigrationSchemaMissing("Unable to create the django_migrations table (%s)" % exc)django.db.migrations.exceptions.MigrationSchemaMissing: Unable to create the django_migrations table ((1064, "You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '(6) NOT NULL)' at line 1")) That issue fixed after installing MySQL Server version: 5.6.

vish's avatar vish (2019-07-12 04:20:47 -0600) edit

From the fine manual at ``: Django supports MySQL 5.6 and higher.

martin-bts's avatar martin-bts (2019-07-12 08:43:36 -0600) edit

why notifications or inbox section not display in askbot 0.11.x version?

alnuaimi94's avatar alnuaimi94 (2019-07-30 07:01:03 -0600) edit
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