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Installation error at collectstatic

I am trying to install Askbot on Ubuntu 16 using the instructions as per the linode site documentation

However, when I try to do this I get the following error:

(askbotenv) user@ubuntu:~$ sudo python /home/example_user/askbot/ collectstatic --noinput Traceback (most recent call last): File "/home/example_user/askbot/", line 10, in execute_from_command_line(sys.argv)

File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/django/core/management/", line 354, in execute_from_command_line utility.execute()

File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/django/core/management/", line 328, in execute django.setup()

File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/django/", line 18, in setup apps.populate(settings.INSTALLED_APPS)

File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/django/apps/", line 108, in populate app_config.import_models(all_models)

File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/django/apps/", line 198, in import_models self.models_module = import_module(models_module_name)

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/importlib/", line 37, in import_module __import__(name)

File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/compressor/", line 1, in from compressor.conf import CompressorConf # noqa

File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/compressor/", line 6, in from appconf import AppConf

File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/appconf/", line 1, in from .base import AppConf # noqa

File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/appconf/", line 107 class AppConf(metaclass=AppConfMetaClass): ^

SyntaxError: invalid syntax