Problems with django one-click-app image

Posted February 23, 2018 1.6k views
Django Ubuntu 16.04

So I’ve spent the whole night to get my existing django project to work with this image. Some problems remained:

  • How to replace python 2 with python 3 and why do you offer python2 as default in 2018??
  • How to rename django_project?
  • Where are configs and log files of all software involved in running django?
  • Why has django to listen on interfaces other that loopback? Isn’t it unsecure? And your code to get all interface addresses doesn’t find on windows.
  • How to restart django after fixing errors without restarting the whole VM?
  • Why are SFTP operations so hell slow, especially if copying many small files?

Some solutions I’ve found. Probably they will help others:

  • If you have 504 error, read /var/log/syslog. I did it this way: 7z a /var/log/syslog.7z /var/log/syslog as root and then downloaded /var/log/syslog.7z. You have to install 7zip first.
  • django user need to have at least recursive read permission to /home/django/django_project. I’ve worked as root. Fixed it with

    # cd /home
    # chown -R django:django django
  • You need to add this code from sample project to your I don’t know why

import netifaces
def ip_addresses():
    ip_list = []
    for interface in netifaces.interfaces():
        addrs = netifaces.ifaddresses(interface)
        for x in (netifaces.AF_INET, netifaces.AF_INET6):
            if x in addrs:
    return ip_list

# Discover our IP address
ALLOWED_HOSTS = ip_addresses()

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1 answer

Honestly the “one click” Django droplet does not really work, and it’s definitely not one click, I was trying to get it working all day, and in the end just started a fresh ubuntu install and set it up myself. I DON’T RECOMMEND using this droplet… Here is a pretty straight forward tutorial

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