Django on Solaris 10 with the GlassFish Web Stack
By Brian Overstreet on Aug 16, 2009
This post will show how to get running with Django on Solaris 10 with the Sun GlassFish Web Stack.
Install Web Stack
First, get the GlassFish Web Stack from here. Depending on how you want to install the Web Stack, choose either the Image Packaging System (IPS) or the native package format. For more details on the installation, see Sriram's Blog. This post assumes the native version, but can easily be modified for the IPS delivery.
/usr/sfw/bin/wget http://modwsgi.googlecode.com/files/mod_wsgi-2.5.tar.gz /usr/sfw/bin/gtar xfz mod_wsgi-2.5.tar.gz cd mod_wsgi-2.5 ./configure --with-apxs=/opt/webstack/apache2/2.2/bin/apxs --with-python=/opt/webstack/python/bin/python
Before you run make, be sure that /usr/ccs/bin and the C compiler, in this case Sun Studio Express, /opt/SSX0903/bin, are in your path. We also need to explicitly set the rpath.
LD_RUN_PATH=/opt/webstack/python/lib make make install
This will put the mod_wsgi.so library in /opt/webstack/apache2/2.2/libexec/mod_wsgi.so.
/usr/sfw/bin/wget http://www.djangoproject.com/download/1.1/tarball/ /usr/sfw/bin/gtar xfz Django-1.1.tar.gz cd Django-1.1 /opt/webstack/python/bin/python setup.py install
Now, let's create a sample project.
cd /export/home/overstre /opt/webstack/python/bin/python /opt/webstack/python/lib/python2.6/site-packages/django/bin/django-admin.py startproject mysite
We now need to tell Django that we will be using WSGI.
cd mysite; mkdir apache cat > django.wsgi << EOF import os, sys sys.path.append('/export/home/overstre') os.environ['DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE'] = 'mysite.settings' import django.core.handlers.wsgi application = django.core.handlers.wsgi.WSGIHandler() EOF
Be sure to update the path and the site name for your specific instance.
This section shows a simple setup for Apache. Look at the mod_wsgi Configuration Guide for other details including delegation to daemon process.
Next, we need to load the mod_wsgi module into Apache.
echo "LoadModule wsgi_module libexec/mod_wsgi.so" >> /etc/opt/webstack/apache2/2.2/conf.d/modules-32.load
And now we need to setup a simple wsgi.conf file so Apache knows about the Django project we created in the previous section.
cat > /etc/opt/webstack/apache2/2.2/conf.d/wsgi.conf << EOF WSGIScriptAlias /mysite /export/home/overstre/mysite/apache/django.wsgi <Directory /export/home/overstre/mysite/apache> Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory> EOF
Again, be sure to update the paths for your setup.
The final step is to restart Apache.
svcadm restart sun-apache22
Let's make sure there were no problems.
It should show
STATE STIME FMRI online 14:57:40 svc:/network/http:sun-apache22
If there was a problem, check the Apache log.
Finally, let's see what it looks like in the browser.
There's also a screencast showing these steps at http://mediacast.sun.com/users/overstre/media/django/details.
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