Dev Dev - 7 months ago 72
Python Question

ImportError: Could not import settings

I am trying to develop an sample project in Django and getting errors when I run the syncdb command.

This is how my project structure looks like:

/Users/django_demo/godjango/bookings:

manage.py
registration/
forms.py
views.py
models.py
urls.py
bookings/
settings.py
urls.py


And my manage.py file is as follows:

#!/usr/bin/env python
import os
import sys

if __name__ == "__main__":
os.environ.setdefault("DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE", "bookings.settings")
from django.core.management import execute_from_command_line
execute_from_command_line(sys.argv)


And my PYTHONPATH and DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE are set as below

$echo $DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE
bookings.settings

$ echo $PYTHONPATH
/Users/django_demo/godjango/bookings


And my WSGI.py file looks like below:

import os
os.environ.setdefault("DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE", "bookings.settings")
from django.core.wsgi import get_wsgi_application
application = get_wsgi_application()


When I run the python manage.py syncdb command, I am getting the following error.

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "manage.py", line 11, in <module>
execute_from_command_line(sys.argv)
File "/Users/django_demo/godjango/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/management/__init__.py", line 443, in execute_from_command_line
utility.execute()
File "/Users/django_demo/godjango/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/management/__init__.py", line 382, in execute
self.fetch_command(subcommand).run_from_argv(self.argv)
File "/Users/django_demo/godjango/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/management/__init__.py", line 261, in fetch_command
klass = load_command_class(app_name, subcommand)
File "/Users/django_demo/godjango/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/management/__init__.py", line 69, in load_command_class
module = import_module('%s.management.commands.%s' % (app_name, name))
File "/Users/django_demo/godjango/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/utils/importlib.py", line 35, in import_module
__import__(name)
File "/Users/django_demo/godjango/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/management/commands/syncdb.py", line 8, in <module>
from django.core.management.sql import custom_sql_for_model, emit_post_sync_signal
File "/Users/django_demo/godjango/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/management/sql.py", line 6, in <module>
from django.db import models
File "/Users/django_demo/godjango/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/db/__init__.py", line 11, in <module>
if DEFAULT_DB_ALIAS not in settings.DATABASES:
File "/Users/django_demo/godjango/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/utils/functional.py", line 184, in inner
self._setup()
File "/Users/django_demo/godjango/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/conf/__init__.py", line 42, in _setup
self._wrapped = Settings(settings_module)
File "/Users/django_demo/godjango/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/conf/__init__.py", line 95, in __init__
raise ImportError("Could not import settings '%s' (Is it on sys.path?): %s" % (self.SETTINGS_MODULE, e))
ImportError: Could not import settings 'bookings.settings' (Is it on sys.path?): No module named unipath


Could someone suggest what I am missing?

Answer

The error says ImportError: Could not import settings 'bookings.settings' (Is it on sys.path?): No module named unipath

So, is your path /Users/django_demo/godjango/bookings within the python-sys.path?

Check it in your shell with:

$ python
Python 2.7.3 (v2.7.3:70274d53c1dd, Apr  9 2012, 20:52:43) 
[GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5666) (dot 3)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import sys
>>> for path in sys.path: print path
... 

/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/setuptools-0.6c11-py2.7.egg
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/suds-0.4-py2.7.egg
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/MySQL_python-1.2.3-py2.7-macosx-10.6-intel.egg
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/PIL-1.1.7-py2.7-macosx-10.6-intel.egg
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/spyne-2.8.2_rc-py2.7.egg
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/lxml-3.0alpha2-py2.7-macosx-10.6-intel.egg
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pytz-2012d-py2.7.egg
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django_debug_toolbar-0.9.4-py2.7.egg
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django_social_auth-0.7.7-py2.7.egg
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/python_openid-2.2.5-py2.7.egg
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/oauth2-1.5.211-py2.7.egg
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Django-1.4.1-py2.7.egg
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/httplib2-0.7.6-py2.7.egg
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python27.zip
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/plat-darwin
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/plat-mac
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/plat-mac/lib-scriptpackages
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/lib-tk
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/lib-old
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/lib-dynload
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages
/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages
>>> 

If not - you need to add it or simply move your bookings app into one of the paths represented in your sys.path