Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#14538 closed (fixed)

STATICFILES_DIRS must be set for dev, docs could be improved

Reported by: romaniuk Owned by: Jannis Leidel
Component: Contrib apps Version: master
Severity: Keywords: staticfiles, static
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: UI/UX:


The documentation for the STATICFILES_DIRS setting at:
mentioned that it's required "if you use ... the static file serving view".

But it would be really great if this was mentioned also in the documentation for serving static files in development here:

By the way, if you don't set STATICFILES_DIRS, instead of getting your static file you'll be served a very simple page that says "Page not found: path/to/staticfile". I spend hours debugging this, not realizing the setting was required. If you'd like me to submit a patch to the documentation, could you give me starting point for how to do this, as I am very new here.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Jannis Leidel

milestone: 1.3
Needs documentation: unset
Needs tests: unset
Owner: changed from nobody to Jannis Leidel
Patch needs improvement: unset
Status: newassigned
Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Jannis Leidel

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

(In [14323]) Fixed #14528 and #14538 -- Refined staticfiles documentation. Thanks, gremmie and romaniuk.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by Jacob

milestone: 1.3

Milestone 1.3 deleted

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