[ACCEPTED]-No Module named django.core-django

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I have the same problem on Windows and it 13 seems I've found the problem. I have both 12 2.7 and 3.x installed. It seems it has something 11 to do with the associate program of .py:

In 10 commandline type:

assoc .py

and the result 9 is:


which means .py is associated 8 with Python.File

then I tried this:

ftype 7 Python.File

I got:

Python.File="C:\Python32\python.exe" "%1" %*

which 6 means in commandline .py is associated with 5 my Python 3.2 installation -- and that's 4 why I can't just type "django-admin.py blah 3 blah" to use django.

ALL you need to do is 2 change the association:

ftype Python.File="C:\Python27\python.exe" "%1" %*

then 1 everythong's okay!

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You must make sure that django is in your 5 PYTHONPATH.

To test, just do a import django from a python 4 shell. There should be no output:

ActivePython (ActiveState Software Inc.) based on
Python 2.5.1 (r251:54863, May  1 2007, 17:47:05) [MSC v.1310 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import django

If you 3 installed django via setuptools (easy_install, or with the setup.py included 2 with django), then check in your site-packages if the 1 .pth file (easy-install.pth, django.pth, ...) point to the correct folder.


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You can get around this problem by providing 1 the full path to your django-admin.py file

python c:\python25\scripts\django-admin.py startproject mysite
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I encountered this problem today, it turned 5 out that I had C:\Python26 in my path and 4 .py files were associated to Python 3.1. Repairing 3 the proper version of Python, either through 2 Programs and Features or by running the 1 .msi, will fix the associations.

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It was a PYTHONPATH environment variable 11 issue for me, as others mentioned above, but 10 noone has really shown how to set it for 9 people that could use the extra instruction.

Linux (bash)

I 8 set this variable in my bashrc file in my 7 home folder (.bashrc is the file for me 6 since my shell is /bin/bash).

vim ~/.bashrc
export PYTHONPATH=/usr/local/python-2.7.2/lib/python2.7/site-packages:$PYTHONPATH
source ~/.bashrc

The path should 5 be wherever your django source is. Mine 4 is located at /usr/local/python-2.7.2/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django, so 3 I just specified /usr/local/python-2.7.2/lib/python2.7/site-packages 2 without the django portion.


On OSX the path 1 is /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages and you can add it to /etc/profile:

sudo echo "PYTHONPATH=/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages:$PYTHONPATH" >> /etc/profile
source /etc/profile
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I'm sure it's related to something incorrect 2 in my setup, but I am having the same problem, and 1 it works properly if I call it thusly

c:\somedir>python c:\Python26\scripts\django-admin.py startproject mysite
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If you are using Windows, then Don't run 5 with 'django-admin.py', since this will 4 call your outer python.exe to execute and 3 it cannot read into the django inside the 2 virtual environemnt. Try 'python django-admin.py' to 1 use your python.exe inside your environment.

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This worked for me with bitnami djangostack:

python apps\django\django\bin\django-admin.py startproject mysite


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I had the same problem in windows xp. The 10 reason was i installed multiple python versions(2.6,3.2).windows's 9 PATH is set correctly to python26, but the 8 .py file is associated with python32. I 7 want the .py file is associated with python26.To 6 solve it, the easit way is to right click 5 the *.py(such as django-admin.py),choose 4 "open with"->"choose program..."->"Browse..." (select 3 c:\python26\python.ext)->"Ok". Then we can 2 run django-admin.py in the cmd without the 1 need for the expatiatory prefix "c:\python26\lib\site-packages\django\bin".

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I know that this is an old question, but 17 I just had the same problem, in my case, it 16 was because the I am using virtualenv with 15 django, but .py file extensions in Windows 14 are associated with the main Python installation, so 13 running the django-admin.py are directly 12 from the command prompt causes it run with 11 the main Python installation without django 10 installed.

So, since i dont know if there 9 is any hash pound equivalent in Windows, I 8 worked around this by running python followed 7 by the full path of the django-admin.py, or 6 you can also modify the virtualenv batch 5 script to change the file associations and 4 change it back when you deactivate it (although 3 I am not sure how to do it, as I am not 2 really familiar with batch script).

Hope 1 this helps,

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I had the same problem and recalled that 12 I had installed iPython the previous afternoon. I 11 uninstalled iPython and the problem went 10 away. Incidentally, I am working with virtualenv. I 9 had installed iPython in the system-wide 8 site-packages directory, so I just re-installed 7 iPython inside each virtualenv that I am 6 using. After installing iPython yesterday 5 I had noticed a warning message (from version 4 0.13 of iPython) that it had detected that 3 I was using virtualenv and that if I ran 2 into any trouble I should install iPyton 1 inside each virtualenv.

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If your path variables are correct and from 5 the python shell you can do: from django.core 4 import management , make sure you're including 3 "python" before "django-admin.py" as such: python 2 django-admin.py startproject thelittlethings 1

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The simplest solution though not the most 12 elegant is to copy the django-admin.py from 11 the Scripts folder. The Scripts folder will 10 be found under your Python installation 9 . On my computer it is in C:\Python26\Scripts. Then 8 paste the django-admin.py into the folder 7 you are trying to run the file from. It 6 is true that the use of the System path 5 will give flexibility. This is a particular 4 solution if you are in a hurry. Then type 3 for instance python django-admin.py startproject 2 fluffyteaspoons and you will create the 1 project fluffyteaspoons

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In my case, I'm on OS X Lion and I've installed 7 Python with homebrew I was getting the same error, but 6 none of the solutions posted here helped 5 me. In my case I just had to edit the script:

vim /usr/local/share/python/django-admin.py

And 4 I noticed that the first line was wrong, as 3 it was pointing to the system's python installation:


I 2 just modified it to point to homebrew's 1 installation:


And it worked :)

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This worked on Mac OS X

In the terminal run 19 python In python: import sys print sys.path

Look 18 for the site packages path. I found this 17 in the output of sys.path: '/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages'

exit 16 python. Find where your current site-packages 15 are. Mine were at /Library/Python/2.6/site-packages 14

Now be careful: Check the content of site-packages 13 to be sure it is empty. That is, directory 12 /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages 11 should be empty, or just contain a readme 10 file. If it is, delete that directory, because 9 you are now about to make a symlink.

ln -s 8 /Library/Python/2.6/site-packages /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages

If 7 you don't delete the folder you will put 6 the symlink in the folder.

Other options 5 are to add the path to the sys.path. I elected 4 the symlink route because I have a couple 3 of versions of python, I don't want several 2 versions of Django, and just wanted to point 1 to the known working copy.

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I just got the same ImportError in Windows 14 Vista having Python 2.7 and 3.2 installed 13 and using virualenv with Python 2.7 and 12 Django 1.4.3.

I changed the file association 11 of .py files in Explorer from 3.2 to 2.7. Rightclicking 10 a .py file and changing settings. I still 9 got the ImportError.

I ran cmd.exe as an administrator 8 and copypasted the earlier ftype stuff. After 7 an error, noted that double quotes don't 6 get copied correctly from browser to cmd. Rewrote 5 the command in cmd, but I still got the 4 ImportError.

In root of the actived virtual 3 environment, I explicitly gave the python command 2 and the path to django-admin.py from there. (env_p27) C:\Users\Gemmu\env_p27>python .\Scripts\django-admin.py startproject mysite

That 1 worked.

Thanks for all the help for everyone.

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This happened to me because I ran pip as sudo while 6 my virtualenv is setup to not import outside 5 site packages so Django was installed for 4 the root user but not in the virtualenv, even 3 though I had virtualenv activated when I 2 ran sudo.

Solution switch to root, activate 1 venv then do pip install.

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To tack on to what lichenbo said... If you are using 5 Windows, then Don't run with 'django-admin.py'...

I'm 4 running inside a virtual environment, so 3 the path and command to create a new project 2 looks like:

(DjangoEnv)  C:\users\timreilly\Envs\django\Scripts\django-admin.exe startproject myproject

DjangoEnv is the name of my 1 virtual environment.

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As usual, an install script failed to set 1 world read/execute permissions :) Do this:

sudo find  /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/django -type d -exec chmod go+rx {} \;
sudo find  /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/django -type f -exec chmod go+r {} \;
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Thanks for posting the question and answers. I 6 have two versions of Python installed, but 5 root was pointing to the /usr/bin version, and 4 I wanted to use the 2.7 version of Python 3 in /usr/local/bin. After rebuilding/reinstalling 2 Django and mysqldb, all is well and I'm 1 not getting the error.

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Small quick fix is just to create symlink 1 ln -s $SOMEWHERE/lib/python2.6/site-packages/django/ ./django

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I had the same problem, it was clear that 13 I had a PYTHONPATH configuration issue. The solution 12 is quite simple, just create a file with 11 this name django.pth in your PYTHONHOME\Lib\site-packages directory where PYTHONHOME is 10 the directory where Python is installed 9 (mine is: C:\Python27). Add the following 8 line to the django.pth file:


Of course you have to 7 change PYTHONHOME to your Python's installation directory 6 as I explained.

Note that you can edit the 5 django.pth to include any directory that you want 4 to be included in the PYTHONPATH. Actually, you can 3 name that file as you wish, path.pth for example 2 if you want it to be more general and to 1 include several directory paths.

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Well.. I do something radical. I unistall 2 python and I delete from Environment Variables/PATH this: ;C:\Python26\Scripts;C:\Python26. And 1 Its work... I had your problem before.

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I realized this happen because I didn't 1 run python setup.py install. That setup the environment.

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After reading a lot I found a solution that 7 works for me.

I have

 django version 1.9.2
  1. Set all system variable 6 in "path".No duplicate copy in 5 user variable nor in the PYTHONPATH . enter image description here

  2. Then 4 set Value in regedit

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  1. made a virtualenv in 3 desired folder by command

    virtualenv VENV

  2. And 2 finally in cmd

used command

django-admin.py startproject MySite

***and not this***

python django-admin.py startproject MySite 

at the root folder of the 1 "VENV"

And It worked

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