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Unable to start Gunicorn service for django application

I am having an issue getting my gunicorn service to boot. I am working in digitalocean droplet. I have followed this tutorial and restarted twice: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-django-with-postgres-nginx-and-gunicorn-on-ubuntu-16-04

I am using the droplet from the marketplace: Django by DigitalOcean

Version 2.2.12

OS Ubuntu 20.04

My gunicorn.service file:

[Unit]
Description=Gunicorn daemon for Django Project
Before=nginx.service
After=network.target

[Service]
WorkingDirectory=/home/django/papayas/
ExecStart=/home/django/papayas/env/bin/gunicorn --bind unix:/home/django/gunicorn.socket --config /etc/gunicorn.d/gunicorn.py config.wsgi:application
User=django
Group=django


[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

the error when restarting gunicorn:


● gunicorn.service - Gunicorn daemon for Django Project
     Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/gunicorn.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Sat 2021-01-23 11:50:27 UTC; 2s ago
    Process: 16563 ExecStart=/home/django/papayas/env/bin/gunicorn --bind unix:/home/django/gunicorn.socket --config /etc/gunicorn.d/gunicorn.py config.wsgi:application (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
   Main PID: 16563 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

DigitalOcean gives you a project that is working and that gunicorn.service is:

[Unit]
Description=Gunicorn daemon for Django Project
Before=nginx.service
After=network.target

[Service]
WorkingDirectory=/home/django/django_project
ExecStart=/usr/bin/gunicorn3 --name=django_project --pythonpath=/home/django/django_project --bind unix:/home/django/gunicorn.socket --config /etc/gunicorn.d/gunicorn.py django_project.wsgi:application
Restart=always
SyslogIdentifier=gunicorn
User=django
Group=django


[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

I have been trying to fix this for days now. I don’t know what to do anymore. please help. I know it has something to do with the gunicorn exec. But I cannot seem to get it right.


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Managed to get it working by starting a blank Ubuntu droplet and installing everything from scratch.

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