#19530 closed Uncategorized (worksforme)

Error in geodjango tutorial

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: 1.4
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Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


I followed all of the Geodjango Tutorial instructions precisely. But when I run syncdb, the following errors occur:

django.core.exceptions.ImproperlyConfigured: 'postgis' isn't an available database backend.
Try using django.db.backends.XXX, where XXX is one of:

'dummy', 'mysql', 'oracle', 'postgresql_psycopg2', 'sqlite3'

Error was: No module named postgis.base

Apparently, I'm not the only one encountering this problem, because there are several blog posts about this error. I'm running Mac OS X 10.6 and used Homebrew to install geodjango dependencies. Linux users are reporting the same error.

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comment:1 Changed 16 months ago by claudep

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If you think there is an error in the tutorial, please tell us what the error is. If you don't know what the problem is, then use support channels instead.

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