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How to configure STATIC_URL setting?

asked 2011-02-28 03:02:36 -0500

Adi Roiban's avatar

I tried to follow the installation steps from here http://askbot.org/doc/initialize-database-tables.html, but when I try to start the webserver I got the following error:

Are there any hints about how to configure static files?

$ python manage.py runserver `hostname -i`:8000
...
.py", line 3, in <module>
    settings = StaticfilesSettings("STATICFILES")
  File "/var/www/intreaba.ubuntu.ro/lib/python2.5/site-packages/staticfiles/utils.py", line 160, in __init__
    value = callback(value)
  File "/var/www/intreaba.ubuntu.ro/lib/python2.5/site-packages/staticfiles/settings.py", line 46, in configure_url
    raise ImproperlyConfigured("You're using the staticfiles app "
django.core.exceptions.ImproperlyConfigured: You're using the staticfiles app without having set the required STATIC_URL setting.
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answered 2011-02-28 11:06:41 -0500

krossner's avatar

updated 2011-02-28 11:07:37 -0500

Put

STATIC_URL = '/path_to_your_statics'

and

STATIC_ROOT = '/'

in your settings.py

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OK. But what and where are my 'statics' ... I have no prior Django knowledge, just the information available in the documentation
Adi Roiban's avatar Adi Roiban  ( 2011-03-01 12:06:53 -0500 )edit
Evgeny has obviously the right answer.
krossner's avatar krossner  ( 2011-03-03 04:27:34 -0500 )edit
All the statics are in the askbot/skins/default/media and some go to askbot/upfiles
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny  ( 2011-03-03 11:06:43 -0500 )edit
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answered 2011-03-01 12:26:48 -0500

Evgeny's avatar

The staticfiles application is not used in askbot, it was left in the sample settings.py by mistake, removed now. Sorry about the confusion.

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