Monday, 10 February 2014

Setup Maverick apache with django and Postgres

I will detail the process soon..!

Ok here is the steps that I found to work on Feb 2014. It takes me a few weeks to get it.

I have tried my 2 Mac
- Mac OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion
- Mac OS X 10.9 Maverick

Step 1. Install PostgreSQL 9.3

download postgresql-9.3.2-2-osx and install. This is first and easiest part. Then edit your python project setting in your python mysite file

    'default': {
        'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.postgresql_psycopg2', #django.db.backends.sqlite3', # Add 'postgresql_psycopg2', 'mysql', 'sqlite3' or 'oracle'.
        'NAME': 'postgres',                      # Or path to database file if using sqlite3.
        # The following settings are not used with sqlite3:
        'USER': 'postgres',
        'PASSWORD': 'xxx',
        'HOST': '',                      # Empty for localhost through domain sockets or '' for localhost through TCP.
        'PORT': '5432',                      # Set to empty string for default.

Step 2. Install adapter psycopy2 2.5.2 for PostgreSQl to Python

cd psycopg2-2.5.2
python build
python install
sudo ln -s /Library/PostgreSQL/9.3/lib/libssl.1.0.0.dylib /usr/lib
sudo ln -s /Library/PostgreSQL/9.3/lib/libcrypto.1.0.0.dylib /usr/lib

Step 3. Install mod_wsgi-3.4 It is a module for apache to run python. I think OS X server has built in. 

Goto terminal and cd to the mod_wsgi-3.4 directory

And type in ./configure
and then type in 

for Maverick:
$ sudo ln -s /Applications/ /Applications/

for mountain lion:
$ sudo ln -s /Applications/ /Applications/

Then use finder and open the file makefile in mod_wsgi-3.4 directory. Edit the CPPFLAGS parameter by inserting the below 

-I/Applications/ -I/Applications/ -I/Applications/ -I/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/include/python2.7 -DENABLE_DTRACE -DMACOSX -DNDEBUG -DNDEBUG -DENABLE_DTRACE 
Insert right after the "=" character. For mountain lion, replace 10.9 above with 10.8


CPPFLAGS =  -I/Applications/ -I/Applications/ -I/Applications/ -I/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/include/python2.7 -DENABLE_DTRACE -DMACOSX -DNDEBUG -DNDEBUG -DENABLE_DTRACE 

Lastly, type in 
make install

And should be created. It is used in the next step. 

4. Configure Apache config file

- Goto terminal and edit the config file:
sudo pico /etc/apache2/httpd.conf

- Scroll down to load Module part and add wsgi
LoadModule wsgi_module libexec/apache2/

WSGIScriptAlias / /Users/yongchong/Sites/mysite/mysite/
WSGIPythonPath /Users/yongchong/Sites/mysite

<Directory "/Users/yongchong/Sites/mysite/mysite">
Order deny,allow
Allow from all


<Directory "/Users/yongchong/Sites/mysite">
    # /Library/WebServer/Documents">

exit and save config file

Then add permission here for apache at terminal
chmod +x /Users/yongchong/Sites

So the combination of apache + python + postgresql is really solid. It never fail.. 2 months and running!

And here you go!


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