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duplicate key value violates unique constraint "livesettings_setting_site_id_key"

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I get the following error. Any idea whats wrong here?

IntegrityError at /settings/SIDEBAR_MAIN/

duplicate key value violates unique constraint "livesettingssettingsiteidkey"

Request Method: POST Request URL: Django Version: 1.2.6 Exception Type: IntegrityError Exception Value:

duplicate key value violates unique constraint "livesettingssettingsiteidkey"

mether's avatar
asked 2011-09-14 16:40:37 -0500
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@mether, do you remember how we solved this?

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2011-12-05 11:10:14 -0500) edit

You logged in and fixed something and then later fixed it in Askbot as well. It was some bug.

mether's avatar mether (2011-12-05 11:11:52 -0500) edit
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2 Answers


The result? 'impossible to use livesettings without memcached' ... we found it out on our own, but the livesettings author confirms it to be the case too.

"If the cache backend configuration is "locmem", it works good only with development server. For production with multiprocess deployment it is necessary to use memcached, otherwise old values can be randomly used so long, until the CACHE_TIMEOUT expires. It is very annoying if a change have been saved and shortly other change should be submitted, because the old vaue can remain in the form and be resubmitted back."

drpoovilleorg's avatar
answered 2011-12-07 07:43:13 -0500
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We'll help you with more detail tomorrow, but possibly you are behind on migrations or dependencies. Did you take code from github?

Evgeny's avatar
answered 2011-09-14 21:13:00 -0500
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No. This is the latest release, Not git snapshot

mether's avatar mether (2011-09-14 22:09:47 -0500) edit

Please try python migrate --list that will show the list of migrations and which ones are pending, there must be some that have not been applied after you updated the code. And to apply any pending migrations - just type python migrate.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2011-09-15 07:24:49 -0500) edit

I'm seeing this issue too when trying to update settings. Did you ever find a root cause? I have a fresh install (followed instructions from your docs) , on a freshly installed system. Sometimes i don't see the error at all, but when i try to 'save' settings, the page appears to refresh but the setting doesn't appear to have actually changed... not sure what's going on, it's late but just wanted to see for now if you've seen this again since this question came up a while ago...

drpoovilleorg's avatar drpoovilleorg (2011-12-05 11:00:01 -0500) edit

Did you use askbot-setup to create the project? Please feel free to email me your file at We had this problem before, but I don't remember how we overcame it. Possibly there is some missing dependency and the db transaction error is masking the real issue.

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2011-12-05 11:13:28 -0500) edit
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