python / django with mssql

Posted on 2014-02-23
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Last Modified: 2014-02-25
i'm getting errors setting up a ms sql db

Python 3.3 & Django 1.7 on Windows 7 Pro & Ms Sql 2008

this is my starting point: http://django-mssql.readthedocs.org/en/latest/ 

first i pip install django-mssql

see attached image for error
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Question by:dgrafx
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 39880653
the message indicates that the failure is logged into a pip.log file, which you should check for further details ...
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ID: 39880662
is this log file re.py?

and what do i do about this?
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 39880678
I found this explanation:  
 ... because of the following code from line 7 of setup.py in the traceback:

version = re.search('__version__ = "(.+?)"', f.read()).group(1)

This should work if the search pattern was a bytes object. A byte literal can be created by simply pre-pending the string literal with a b like the following:

version = re.search(b'__version__ = "(.+?)"', f.read()).group(1) 

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not sure if that will solve your case, but it looks like it's the same issue: the package is not correctly tested, visibly...
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ID: 39880701
here are the lines of code:

158: def search(pattern, string, flags=0):
159: """Scan through string looking for a match to the pattern, returning
160: a match object, or None if no match was found."""
161: return _compile(pattern, flags).search(string)

what are the edits you are suggesting?

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ID: 39882647
or if not suggesting edits are you saying forget it?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 2000 total points
ID: 39882760
I am not strong in phython at all, I may only be a "reader" of source code.
from what I have read so far, instead of b' .... '  you may want to use str( ... ) instead, especially if you are working with a variable.
hope it helps, otherwise you may want to use an older package ...
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ID: 39887462
So I discovered that the newest version of Python that works with the unofficial django-mssql is 2.7

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ID: 39887463
using an older version of Python was the solution

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