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I tried to setup Pootle on my uberspace server, but after installing all the required apps/software i get the following error message:

(pootle)[tundem@phoenix ~]$ pootle start
Loading custom settings from '/home/tundem/.pootle/pootle.conf'...
2013-03-24 16:59:13,960 INFO Starting CherryPy server, listening on port 8000
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/var/www/virtual/tundem/html/pootle/bin/pootle", line 8, in <module>
    load_entry_point('Pootle==2.5.0-rc1', 'console_scripts', 'pootle')()
  File "/var/www/virtual/tundem/html/pootle/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pootle/", line 199, in main
  File "/var/www/virtual/tundem/html/pootle/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pootle/", line 187, in run_app
    management.execute_from_command_line([runner_name, command] + command_args)
  File "/var/www/virtual/tundem/html/pootle/lib/python2.6/site-packages/django/core/management/", line 443, in execute_from_command_line
  File "/var/www/virtual/tundem/html/pootle/lib/python2.6/site-packages/django/core/management/", line 382, in execute
  File "/var/www/virtual/tundem/html/pootle/lib/python2.6/site-packages/django/core/management/", line 196, in run_from_argv
    self.execute(*args, **options.__dict__)
  File "/var/www/virtual/tundem/html/pootle/lib/python2.6/site-packages/django/core/management/", line 232, in execute
    output = self.handle(*args, **options)
  File "/var/www/virtual/tundem/html/pootle/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pootle/apps/pootle_app/management/commands/", line 42, in handle
  File "/var/www/virtual/tundem/html/pootle/lib/python2.6/site-packages/django/core/management/", line 150, in call_command
    return klass.execute(*args, **defaults)
  File "/var/www/virtual/tundem/html/pootle/lib/python2.6/site-packages/django/core/management/", line 232, in execute
    output = self.handle(*args, **options)
  File "/var/www/virtual/tundem/html/pootle/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pootle/apps/pootle_app/management/commands/", line 220, in handle
    return self.serve_forever(*args, **options)
  File "/var/www/virtual/tundem/html/pootle/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pootle/apps/pootle_app/management/commands/", line 71, in serve_forever
  File "/var/www/virtual/tundem/html/pootle/lib/python2.6/site-packages/translate/misc/wsgiserver/", line 1832, in start
    raise socket.error(msg)
socket.error: No socket could be created

I'm not quite sure how to configure the software to run without any issues.

Perhaps someone else got it working already?


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What is an "uberspace server"? – Michael Hampton Mar 24 '13 at 17:13
Uberspace is a shared hoster and I doubt they will let you open new ports and start servers on your own. Instead of running cherrypy, you need to utilize the already processes for python. I am currently searching for the same solution, btw. – Christian Aug 26 '13 at 9:52
If you find the solution please let me know. Would really love to run pootle on my uberspace too – mikepenz Aug 27 '13 at 9:44

@Michael Hampton, is a quite popular shared hosting provider.

@mikepenz, your best bet is to contact the hoster's support, they can help you out. I guess you need a port for pootle and they need to open the port for you manually.

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Thasmo, this should be a comment (or two), not an answer. – Sven Mar 24 '13 at 17:29
Yeah, I'm sorry - I wanted to add a comment to the first comment above, but there is no "add comment" button/link for it - which was confusing me so I thought it may be okay to post an answer. Actually the "contact the hoster's support" should be an answer. :> – Thasmo Mar 24 '13 at 21:19
@Thasmo: You need at least 50 reputation to add comments to other people's postings. – etagenklo Mar 26 '13 at 11:04

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