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Fabric script that eases the creation of new Django Project
This fabric script automates the creation of a virtual environment and a Django
project. The result will be virtual environtment with the name of the project.
The folder namer where the project code will be placed is specified in
SOURCE_DIRECTORY_NAME, a static root folder will be created and
will be updated.
from fabric.api import env, run, local
from fabric.context_managers import lcd, prefix
except ImportError, e:
print 'Python Fabric should be installed to use this script'
import re, sys, os
DIRECTORY_NAME_REGEXP = r'^[a-zA-Z_].[\w_-]+$'
def create_virtual_env():
local('virtualenv --no-site-packages .')
def create_project_directory(name):
if name is None:
print 'You should provide project name to use this script'
if not re.match(DIRECTORY_NAME_REGEXP, name):
print 'Incorrect name, name can contain only numbers, letters, dash ' \
'and underscore and should start with letter or underscore'
local('mkdir %s' % name)
def install_packages():
for package in PACKAGES_LIST:
local('pip install %s' % package)
def create_django_project(name):
local('mkdir %s' % SOURCE_DIRECTORY_NAME)
local('mkdir static')
local('mkdir media')
local('python ./bin/ startproject %s %s' % (name, SOURCE_DIRECTORY_NAME))
def update_settings(name):
with open('', 'r') as base_settings:
content ='%%%project_name%%%', name)
with open(os.path.join(name, SOURCE_DIRECTORY_NAME, name, ''), 'w') as settings:
def start_project(name=None):
with lcd(name):
ve_activate_prefix = os.path.join(os.getcwd(), name, 'bin', 'activate')
print ve_activate_prefix
with prefix('. %s' % ve_activate_prefix):
manage_py_path = os.path.join(SOURCE_DIRECTORY_NAME, '')
local('python %s collectstatic' % manage_py_path)
# Django settings for %%%project_name%%% project.
import os
PROJECT_PATH = os.path.abspath(os.path.join(os.path.dirname(__file__), '..'))
DEBUG = False
# ('Your Name', ''),
# Local time zone for this installation. Choices can be found here:
# although not all choices may be available on all operating systems.
# On Unix systems, a value of None will cause Django to use the same
# timezone as the operating system.
# If running in a Windows environment this must be set to the same as your
# system time zone.
TIME_ZONE = 'America/Chicago'
# Language code for this installation. All choices can be found here:
# If you set this to False, Django will make some optimizations so as not
# to load the internationalization machinery.
USE_I18N = True
# If you set this to False, Django will not format dates, numbers and
# calendars according to the current locale.
USE_L10N = True
# If you set this to False, Django will not use timezone-aware datetimes.
USE_TZ = True
# Absolute filesystem path to the directory that will hold user-uploaded files.
# Example: "/home/media/"
MEDIA_ROOT = os.path.join(PROJECT_PATH, os.pardir, 'media')
# URL that handles the media served from MEDIA_ROOT. Make sure to use a
# trailing slash.
# Examples: "", ""
MEDIA_URL = '/media/'
# Absolute path to the directory static files should be collected to.
# Don't put anything in this directory yourself; store your static files
# in apps' "static/" subdirectories and in STATICFILES_DIRS.
# Example: "/home/media/"
STATIC_ROOT = os.path.join(PROJECT_PATH, os.pardir, 'static')
# URL prefix for static files.
# Example: ""
STATIC_URL = '/static/'
# Additional locations of static files
# Put strings here, like "/home/html/static" or "C:/www/django/static".
# Always use forward slashes, even on Windows.
# Don't forget to use absolute paths, not relative paths.
# List of finder classes that know how to find static files in
# various locations.
# 'django.contrib.staticfiles.finders.DefaultStorageFinder',
# Make this unique, and don't share it with anybody.
SECRET_KEY = '(6s62fym+%qkk37pe=-utcpo%14a38se9=$w+@!ib4g5=o9sf9'
# List of callables that know how to import templates from various sources.
# 'django.template.loaders.eggs.Loader',
# Uncomment the next line for simple clickjacking protection:
# 'django.middleware.clickjacking.XFrameOptionsMiddleware',
ROOT_URLCONF = '%%%project_name%%%.urls'
# Python dotted path to the WSGI application used by Django's runserver.
WSGI_APPLICATION = '%%%project_name%%%.wsgi.application'
# Put strings here, like "/home/html/django_templates" or "C:/www/django/templates".
# Always use forward slashes, even on Windows.
# Don't forget to use absolute paths, not relative paths.
# Uncomment the next line to enable the admin:
# Uncomment the next line to enable admin documentation:
# 'django.contrib.admindocs',
# A sample logging configuration. The only tangible logging
# performed by this configuration is to send an email to
# the site admins on every HTTP 500 error when DEBUG=False.
# See for
# more details on how to customize your logging configuration.
'version': 1,
'disable_existing_loggers': False,
'filters': {
'require_debug_false': {
'()': 'django.utils.log.RequireDebugFalse'
'handlers': {
'mail_admins': {
'level': 'ERROR',
'filters': ['require_debug_false'],
'class': 'django.utils.log.AdminEmailHandler'
'loggers': {
'django.request': {
'handlers': ['mail_admins'],
'level': 'ERROR',
'propagate': True,
from setting_local import *
except ImportError, e:

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@StommePoes - fixed, thanks )

ymirpl commented Jun 3, 2012

Instead of

for package in PACKAGES_LIST:
    local('pip install %s' % package)

you may take a look at pip requirements file:


@ymirpl as I firstly saw your commend in my blog, I answered it there ->

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