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Installs Python Django package and sets up Apache2 to serve a django application.


Opscode cookbooks,

  • python

  • apache2


node[:django][:web_server] - set whether to use mod_python or mod_wsgi. Defaults to mod_wsgi because that is the recommended web server strategy to use by the Django creator.


Create the django application using the Apache2 cookbook's web_app define. Normally this would be done in a site-cookbook.

web_app "mysite" do
  docroot "/srv/mysite"
  template "mysite.conf.erb"

Create the template, 'mysite.conf.erb' within the site-cookbook. Make sure the django settings are correct. The web_app define copies the template over and enables it as an apache2 site.

The Opscode “application” cookbook is going to grow the ability to deploy a Django application from a source repository. This cookbook will be used to get the Django and Apache software installed and ready.



Joshua Timberman (<>)


2009, Opscode, Inc

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