Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#15394 closed (invalid)

Confused comment for STATICFILES_DIR on

Reported by: carlopires Owned by: nobody
Component: Uncategorized Version: master
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Comment for STATICFILES_DIR on should be:

# Locations of static files

and not:

# Additional locations of static files

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by russellm

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The comment is correct. It is *additional* locations, on top of those derived from individual apps.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by carlopires

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So I'm missing something here. Where would be my app static files if I dont put anything in STATICFILES_DIR ?

Using django version 1.3 beta 1 SVN-15634, and following, my static files on
SITE_ROOT/static dir are not served when using runserver and adding staticfiles_urlpatterns to URLconf.

I had to put SITE_ROOT/static on STATICFILES_DIR to make staticfiles_urlpatterns to find them.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by carlopires

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Now I got it, each projects' app can have a static/ subdir which will be considered by staticfiles finder. Additional static files can be included in STATICFILES_DIR.

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