Could not import settings 'myproject.settings' (Is it on sys.path?): No module named pinax


Question

I'm trying to get pinax working on WebFaction and having so many issues...

[Sun Feb 19 20:01:20 2012] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] mod_wsgi (pid=22796): Exception occurred processing WSGI script '/home/pawesome/webapps/qtsocial/myproject.wsgi'.
[Sun Feb 19 20:01:20 2012] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] Traceback (most recent call last):
[Sun Feb 19 20:01:20 2012] [error] [client 127.0.0.1]   File "/home/pawesome/webapps/qtsocial/lib/python2.6/django/core/handlers/wsgi.py", line 250, in __call__
[Sun Feb 19 20:01:20 2012] [error] [client 127.0.0.1]     self.load_middleware()
[Sun Feb 19 20:01:20 2012] [error] [client 127.0.0.1]   File "/home/pawesome/webapps/qtsocial/lib/python2.6/django/core/handlers/base.py", line 39, in load_middleware
[Sun Feb 19 20:01:20 2012] [error] [client 127.0.0.1]     for middleware_path in settings.MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES:
[Sun Feb 19 20:01:20 2012] [error] [client 127.0.0.1]   File "/home/pawesome/webapps/qtsocial/lib/python2.6/django/utils/functional.py", line 276, in __getattr__
[Sun Feb 19 20:01:20 2012] [error] [client 127.0.0.1]     self._setup()
[Sun Feb 19 20:01:20 2012] [error] [client 127.0.0.1]   File "/home/pawesome/webapps/qtsocial/lib/python2.6/django/conf/__init__.py", line 42, in _setup
[Sun Feb 19 20:01:20 2012] [error] [client 127.0.0.1]     self._wrapped = Settings(settings_module)
[Sun Feb 19 20:01:20 2012] [error] [client 127.0.0.1]   File "/home/pawesome/webapps/qtsocial/lib/python2.6/django/conf/__init__.py", line 89, in __init__
[Sun Feb 19 20:01:20 2012] [error] [client 127.0.0.1]     raise ImportError("Could not import settings '%s' (Is it on sys.path?): %s" % (self.SETTINGS_MODULE, e))
[Sun Feb 19 20:01:20 2012] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] ImportError: Could not import settings 'myproject.settings' (Is it on sys.path?): No module named pinax

The wsgi:

import os
import sys

from django.core.handlers.wsgi import WSGIHandler

os.environ['DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE'] = 'myproject.settings'
application = WSGIHandler()

The wsgi is in the same folder as myproject and settings.py is definitely in myproject. So what gives?

EDIT:

Okay so I took the advice from here as well as from webfaction and the wsgi now looks like this...

import os
import sys
from site import addsitedir
from django.core.handlers.wsgi import WSGIHandler

os.environ['DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE'] = 'myproject.settings'
sys.path.append('/home/pawesome/webapps/qtsocial/myproject')
sys.path.append('/home/pawesome/webapps/qtsocial')

addsitedir('/home/pawesome/envs/pinax072/lib/python2.6/site-packages')
application = WSGIHandler()

I think this has solved something but not everything... now I am getting...

[Sun Feb 19 20:00:28 2012] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] mod_wsgi (pid=15572): Exception occurred processing WSGI script '/home/pawesome/webapps/qtsocial/myproject.wsgi'.
[Sun Feb 19 20:00:28 2012] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] Traceback (most recent call last):
[Sun Feb 19 20:00:28 2012] [error] [client 127.0.0.1]   File "/home/pawesome/webapps/qtsocial/lib/python2.6/django/core/handlers/wsgi.py", line 250, in __call__
[Sun Feb 19 20:00:28 2012] [error] [client 127.0.0.1]     self.load_middleware()
[Sun Feb 19 20:00:28 2012] [error] [client 127.0.0.1]   File "/home/pawesome/webapps/qtsocial/lib/python2.6/django/core/handlers/base.py", line 47, in load_middleware
[Sun Feb 19 20:00:28 2012] [error] [client 127.0.0.1]     raise exceptions.ImproperlyConfigured('Error importing middleware %s: "%s"' % (mw_module, e))
[Sun Feb 19 20:00:28 2012] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] ImproperlyConfigured: Error importing middleware django_openid.consumer: "No module named voting_extras"

Thanks again guys... The people at WebFaction have recently given up and told me to come here even though I already had lol

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8/27/2013 2:56:10 PM

Accepted Answer

There were 2 issues,

  1. The virtualenv should be loaded in ~/apache2/bin/start with these lines,

    WORKON_HOME=/home/pawesome/envs/pinax072/ . $WORKON_HOME/bin/activate

  2. You should be using the wsgi file provided by pinax and not the one our installer provides as pinax has some custom path code that is needed,

    #WSGIScriptAlias / /home/pawesome/webapps/qtsocial/myproject.wsgi WSGIScriptAlias / /home/pawesome/webapps/qtsocial/myproject/deploy/pinax.wsgi

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2/28/2012 10:07:42 PM

In your terminal, cd into the directory that contains settings.py, then run

python settings.py

You may get an import error that is easily fixed (typing error, or syntax error).


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