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Django git repository for OpenShift

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Django on OpenShift

This git repository helps you get up and running quickly w/ a Django installation on OpenShift. The Django project name used in this repo is 'openshift' but you can feel free to change it. Right now the backend is sqlite3 and the database runtime is @ $OPENSHIFT_DATA_DIR/sqlite3.db.

When you push this application up for the first time, the sqlite database is copied from wsgi/openshift/sqlite3.db. This is the stock database that is created when 'python syncdb' is run with only the admin app installed.

You can delete the database from your git repo after the first push (you probably should for security). On subsequent pushes, a 'python syncdb' is executed to make sure that any models you added are created in the DB. If you do anything that requires an alter table, you could add the alter statements in GIT_ROOT/.openshift/action_hooks/alter.sql and then use GIT_ROOT/.openshift/action_hooks/deploy to execute that script (make sure to back up your database w/ 'rhc app snapshot save' first :) )

Running on OpenShift

Create an account at

Create a python-2.6 application

rhc app create -a django -t python-2.6

Add this upstream repo

cd django
git remote add upstream -m master git://
git pull -s recursive -X theirs upstream master

Then push the repo upstream

git push

That's it, you can now checkout your application at (default admin account is admin/admin):


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