Deon Van Zyl Deon Van Zyl - 2 years ago 406
Python Question

ValueError: Unable to configure handler 'file': [Errno 2] No such file or directory:

I am very new to Python and Django and is currently busy learning myself through tutorials on I am using PyCharm and working on OS X El Capitan. I have imported a project from github and created a virtual environment for the project interpretor based on Python 3.5.1. In the vm I installed django.

I then activated the vm.

Now.. i started by trying to execute simple commands in the terminal like p

ython startapp deonapp
python runserver
but each time I get an error which I pasted below.. What did I miss? I cannot seem to find the /log/ directory?

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/local/Cellar/python3/3.5.1/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.5/lib/python3.5/logging/", line 558, in configure
handler = self.configure_handler(handlers[name])
File "/usr/local/Cellar/python3/3.5.1/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.5/lib/python3.5/logging/", line 731, in configure_handler
result = factory(**kwargs)
File "/usr/local/Cellar/python3/3.5.1/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.5/lib/python3.5/logging/", line 1008, in __init__
StreamHandler.__init__(self, self._open())
File "/usr/local/Cellar/python3/3.5.1/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.5/lib/python3.5/logging/", line 1037, in _open
return open(self.baseFilename, self.mode, encoding=self.encoding)
FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/Users/deon/Documents/PyCharmProjects/Developments/deonproject/log/debug.log'

During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 10, in <module>
File "/Users/deon/Documents/PyCharmProjects/Developments/deonproject/venv/lib/python3.5/site-packages/django/core/management/", line 367, in execute_from_command_line
File "/Users/deon/Documents/PyCharmProjects/Developments/deonproject/venv/lib/python3.5/site-packages/django/core/management/", line 341, in execute
File "/Users/deon/Documents/PyCharmProjects/Developments/deonproject/venv/lib/python3.5/site-packages/django/", line 22, in setup
configure_logging(settings.LOGGING_CONFIG, settings.LOGGING)
File "/Users/deon/Documents/PyCharmProjects/Developments/deonproject/venv/lib/python3.5/site-packages/django/utils/", line 75, in configure_logging
File "/usr/local/Cellar/python3/3.5.1/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.5/lib/python3.5/logging/", line 795, in dictConfig
File "/usr/local/Cellar/python3/3.5.1/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.5/lib/python3.5/logging/", line 566, in configure
'%r: %s' % (name, e))
ValueError: Unable to configure handler 'file': [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/Users/deon/Documents/PyCharmProjects/Developments/deonproject/log/debug.log'

Answer Source

You do not have path to a log file for some reason (/Users/deon/Documents/PyCharmProjects/Developments/deonproject/log). Make sure that all directories exist (if no, create them) and create an empty debug.log log file (just in case).

What happens is there is some problem with your code happening. Handler catches this error to save it to your log file so that you can analyze it. However, the path to log file it is trying to open does not exist. Thus, exception occures during handling of another exception.

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