your settings.py is set to True, (but it is not! it clearly reads: Debug = False)

November 2, 2019 148 views
Django

I have my django installed properly with all the gunicorn, nginx and systemd collaborating with each other, I can see the Congratulations page you have successfully installed django etc. Yet, it says that my debug at settings.py file is set to True, which is not.

Also I have created a hello world page at views.py and urls.py and it says page not found. when I go mywebsite.com/home
I am inside my virtualenvironment because it is there where I installed everything, of course.

from django.http import HttpResponse

def home(request):
return HttpResponse(‘hello’)

and the urls.py

from django.contrib import admin
from django.urls import path
from myapp import views

urlpatterns = [
path('admin/’, admin.site.urls),
path('home/’,views.home, name='home’),
]

2 comments
  • Clean browser cache

  • i know about that and tested it under 4 different browsers, browsers that had never been to the site. no change.
    Besides, even if I had been using a browser locked on its cache, that would not impede accessing a newly created page like /home

1 Answer

I found the answer on Stackoverflow

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/38617046/django-debug-false-still-runs-in-debug-mode/51153638

As a note for others: I had the same problem; I configured my production website on a VM with gunicorn and nginx, following the tutorial for ubuntu 16.04 from the digital ocean documentation.

I wasn’t able to turn off the debug mode, even when restarting the nginx systemd’s service: the solution was to restart also the gunicorn service:

systemctl restart nginx gunicorn

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