ImportError using django-social-auth

I am trying to use django-social-auth to implement google openid login into my app, my problem is that I get this error:

TemplateSyntaxError at /login Caught ImportError while rendering: cannot import name get_backend Request Method: GET Request URL: ############################# Django Version: 1.3.1 Exception Type: TemplateSyntaxError Exception Value:
Caught ImportError while rendering: cannot import name get_backend Exception Location: /home/group018/web/WSProject/social_auth/views.py in , line 19 Python Executable: /usr/bin/python2.7 Python Version:

Into the exception location you can see the hierarchy of my project.

that view.py is as follows:

from functools import wraps from django.http import HttpResponseRedirect, HttpResponse,HttpResponseServerError from django.core.urlresolvers import reverse from django.contrib.auth import login, REDIRECT_FIELD_NAME from django.contrib.auth.decorators import login_required from django.contrib import messages from django.utils.importlib import import_module from django.views.decorators.csrf import csrf_exempt from WSProject.social_auth.utils import sanitize_redirect, setting, log,backend_setting, clean_partial_pipeline from WSProject.social_auth.backends import get_backend DEFAULT_REDIRECT = setting('SOCIAL_AUTH_LOGIN_REDIRECT_URL') or setting('LOGIN_REDIRECT_URL') LOGIN_ERROR_URL = setting('LOGIN_ERROR_URL', setting('LOGIN_URL')) RAISE_EXCEPTIONS = setting('SOCIAL_AUTH_RAISE_EXCEPTIONS', setting('DEBUG')) PROCESS_EXCEPTIONS = setting('SOCIAL_AUTH_PROCESS_EXCEPTIONS','social_auth.utils.log_exceptions_to_messages') def dsa_view(redirect_name=None): . . .

the function get_backend is defined into WSProject/social_auth/backends/init.py and I have try to put:

from WSProject.social_auth.backends.__init__ import get_backend

But it doesn't work... any idea?

Note that the import below to the one I said is working

SOLVED: Finally I did it, the problem was the libraries, they were not correclty installed as jpic said.

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Did you try this ?

from social_auth.backends import get_backend

You should not hardcode the name of your project in your code. That makes the code less portable.

If that doesn't work, then you haven't install django-social-auth correctly. Fix your setup:

  1. Create a virtualenv, in the parent directory of your project seems fair: virtualenv /path/to/venv
  2. Activate the virtualenv: source /path/to/venv/bin/activate
  3. Install an app ie. from git: pip install -e git+git://github.com/omab/django-social-auth.git#egg=social_auth

I also wrote a more detailed article on django, virtualenv and pip which should be of your interrest.

Category:python Views:0 Time:2012-03-05

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