Ubuntu/Jammy LTS upgrade Failed - 502 Bad Gateway error

9/2/22 upgraded Ubuntu server per prompt/reccomendation at logon, trying to stay current. ? An LTS upgrade ? Site is young, Django app.

Nginx is running. Whats next to check? Gunicorn shows as failed, Triggeredby x gunicorn.socket . update might have upgraded postgres ? ??

Suggestions ?? Thanks

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Problem: After an Ubuntu 22.04 upgrade, LTS ??? I got the 503 error, nginx was up but gunicorn show failed and all the settings were still good/unchanged.

Solution: Reinstall my local packages; PIP was gone and my other Application packages too; Django,…and gunicorn specifically cause that was the error I was chasing down.

Check your packages.

Bobby Iliev
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September 3, 2022

Hi there,

I could suggest following the steps from step 11 in this tutorial here:

This includes some commands that would help you find more information on why the Gunicorn service is not running.

Feel free to share the output of the logs here so we could try to advise you further.



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