Modelesq Modelesq - 2 months ago 8x
Python Question

Import error cannot import name execute_manager in windows environment

I'll get you up to speed. I'm trying to setup a windows dev environment. I've successfully installed python, django, and virtualenv + virtualenwrapper(windows-cmd installer)

workon env
Python 2.7.6 (default, Nov 10 2013, 19:24:24) [MSC v.1500 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32
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>>> import django
>>> django.VERSION
(1,6,1, 'final',0)
>>> quit()

But when I run:
python runserver
from my cloned repository I get this error:

Traceback (most recent call last)"
File "", line 2, in (module)
from import execute_manager
ImportError: cannot import name execute_manager

Both python and django are added to my system variable PATH:


I've also tried this with bash and powershell and I still get the same error.

Is this a virtualenv related issue? Django dependence issue? Yikes. How do I fix this problem? Help me Stackoverflow-kenobi your my only hope.


execute_manager deprecated in Django 1.4 as part of the project layout refactor and was removed in 1.6 per the deprecation timeline:

To fix this error you should either install a compatible version of Django for the project or update the to new style which does not use execute_manager: Most likely if your is not compatible with 1.6 then neither is the rest of the project. You should find the appropriate Django version for the project.