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2013-06-17 12:14:12 -0500 asked a question Trying AGAIN to install askbot on a clean server and getting TypeError

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)

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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With local memory caching and multi-process setup you might intermittently see outdated content on your site.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With local memory caching and multi-process setup you might intermittently see outdated content on your site.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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2012-07-05 09:30:16 -0500 commented answer Is facebook broken again?

Will someone please answer this question? Even if it's not going to be fixed, an update would be appreciated.

2012-07-05 09:29:29 -0500 commented question Facebook Login Issues Persist

Will someone please answer this question or the one on the original thread?

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2012-06-06 10:44:06 -0500 commented question Facebook Login Issues Persist

Still waiting for word on any updates.

2012-06-06 10:43:31 -0500 commented answer Is facebook broken again?

I have not received any information since February on this. Is there any progress? Is this fixed in a more recent version?

2012-06-06 10:42:43 -0500 answered a question Is facebook broken again?

Still waiting. Is this corrected in a more recent version?

2012-05-11 08:53:55 -0500 commented question Facebook Login Issues Persist

Any updates on this?

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2012-03-26 13:49:50 -0500 asked a question Facebook Login Issues Persist

I'm re-asking this question, because it seems the original thread is not being watched anymore. This may be because at one time it was considered "answered", but when I added a comment with more information, it was acknowledged that the problem still exists.

The Facebook login appears to be "partially" broken. If I'm already logged into Facebook (in another tab, etc.), the Facebook login works fine. If I'm NOT logged in, I get the message that the facebook login is broken. To compare, I tried some of the other login methods such as Linkedin or Google I can be logged out of the others, and when trying to login (or test) I get the opportunity to login.

2012-03-22 12:12:26 -0500 commented answer Is facebook broken again?

Is there any progress on this?

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2012-02-01 11:20:54 -0500 commented answer Is facebook broken again?

Ok, further information. It seems to be "partially" broken. If I'm already logged into Facebook (in another tab, etc.), the Facebook login works fine. If I'm NOT logged in, I get the message that the facebook login is broken. To compare, I tried some of the other login methods such as Linkedin or Google I can be logged out of the others, and when trying to login (or test) I get the opportunity to login. So, for some reason on our installation, when I try Facebook it's not giving me the opportunity to log in. Where do I look in our installation to figure out why Facebook is different?

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2012-02-01 05:47:15 -0500 answered a question Is facebook broken again?

I reset the private key again in Facebook and it works. It seems like every once in a while there is something with Facebook that changes, and the work around sometimes is to set the key. There is no way to log into our system as it is still being tested and is internal only.

2012-01-30 07:44:38 -0500 asked a question Is facebook broken again?

I have tried the Facebook login method from both your site and ours (we are using Askbot version 0.7.39). It appears to be broken again. Note that the Facebook login method worked after we first upgraded to 0.7.39.

2012-01-24 12:30:08 -0500 commented question Facebook connect now activated?

Ok, apparently the Facebook login is not working again. I have tried it on my site and on this site. Do the Facebook designers keep changing things?

2012-01-17 08:29:44 -0500 commented answer How to upgrade askbot without crashing the existing instance?

Thanks for your quick responses. And, as a curiosity, why does this site show Powered by Askbot version 0.7.32, and the one I just updated to (using pip) show Powered by Askbot version 0.7.39 ? The one in PIP is more updated? So we are really on the bleeding edge :) It's not production, and we tend to have many applications on the bleeding edge.

2012-01-17 08:18:00 -0500 commented answer How to upgrade askbot without crashing the existing instance?

Is your suggestion to set it up on a separate server or just using a different database, different path, etc.? We use Ubuntu, btw. I just want to make sure of the steps so if we do go to more of a production setting, I can upgrade without issues.. Update -- I posted this before the information you gave me about virtualenv.

2012-01-17 08:12:23 -0500 commented answer How to upgrade askbot without crashing the existing instance?

And, I already looked up configuring mod_wsgi with python when I first put up the site.

2012-01-17 08:11:09 -0500 commented answer How to upgrade askbot without crashing the existing instance?

I'm not sure what you mean by using a virtual environment for the app. This server exists on it's own virtual server and there is nothing else on this server except for the applications required by this application (such as django, python, apache).

2012-01-17 08:09:00 -0500 commented question How to upgrade askbot without crashing the existing instance?

It's not down, just not publicly available. And we don't really have a staging environment right now, as this is still being evaluated by our staff to see if it fits their needs.

2012-01-17 07:15:52 -0500 answered a question How to upgrade askbot without crashing the existing instance?

I restarted apache and it works now.

2012-01-17 06:41:51 -0500 commented question How to upgrade askbot without crashing the existing instance?

I can't seem to edit this question without getting an "Internal Service" error. I wanted to add: I then did python manage.py migrate askbot and it said there was nothing to migrate.

2012-01-17 06:35:41 -0500 asked a question How to upgrade askbot without crashing the existing instance?

I tried to upgrade to the version that fixes the Facebook error. From my askbot directory is did pip install -U askbot. There were a lot of warnings like "warning: no previously-included files mathing "*" found under directory docs/_build", etc.

When I try to go to our askbot, the error is:
TemplateAssertionError at /questions/

no filter named 'clean_login_url'

Request Method: GET Request URL: http://answers.ssdt-ohio.org/questions/ Django Version: 1.3.1 Exception Type: TemplateAssertionError Exception Value:

no filter named 'clean_login_url'

Exception Location: /usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/askbot/skins/default/templates/widgets/user_navigation.html in template, line 12 Python Executable: /usr/bin/python Python Version: 2.6.5 Python Path:

['/usr/lib/python2.6', '/usr/lib/python2.6/plat-linux2', '/usr/lib/python2.6/lib-tk', '/usr/lib/python2.6/lib-old', '/usr/lib/python2.6/lib-dynload', '/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages', '/usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages', '/', '/forum', '/usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/askbot/deps']

What else do I need to do to update Askbot? There are no concise directions anywhere that I could find.

2012-01-04 10:25:09 -0500 commented answer any way to twitter login?

For some reason, Twitter is working now for our site. Back in December I tried deleting the site in Twitter and adding it and it didn't work. I tried again today (delete and re-add) and it works. I know I had the keys correctly entered. I'm not going to complain; I'm just glad it's working now.

2012-01-04 10:19:37 -0500 commented question Facebook connect now activated?

Any idea on the timeline for the Facebook fix?

2011-12-15 07:59:06 -0500 commented question Facebook connect now activated?

I notice it's not working on this site, nor is facebook working on the site we set up. Did something change on their end?

2011-12-13 06:33:43 -0500 answered a question linkedin error after changing site URL

It works this morning. There must have been something cached somewhere, either on our server or something to do with LinkedIn. I appreciate your quick response to questions we have.