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I'm trying to use django-reversion ( on one of my projects, but it won't work on the project that's running on Apache. It works perfectly fine with a project running on the Django development server, but once I try to use it with the project that's running on Apache, I can access the admin page but I can't access individual model admin pages (I get a 500 error). Anyone have any ideas and/or suggestions?

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Anything in Apache's error log? – Sam Halicke Oct 26 '09 at 18:29
Yeah, a bunch of "TemplateDoesNotExist: 500.html" errors, but I don't see the name of the template it's trying to use anywhere. I'm assuming it's one of the reversion templates, but I tried putting them in all sorts of directories and nothing seemed to work. – shawn Oct 26 '09 at 18:40
I just realized that error is probably saying that I have no 500 template in place, unfortunately that's even less information than Apache saying it can't find the reversion templates. – shawn Oct 26 '09 at 18:42
Can you set DEBUG = True in your This should get Django to dump you a Traceback when it fails – Charles Hooper Oct 26 '09 at 19:13
Okay, I set DEBUG = True and got: Exception Type: NoReverseMatch Exception Value: 'admin' is not a registered namespace – shawn Oct 26 '09 at 19:21
up vote 2 down vote accepted

I've been emailing back and forth with the project owner of django-reversion and after a bunch of troubleshooting he came to a conclusion - my URLconf was using (r'^admin/(.*)', which is apparently deprecated, so I changed that to (r'^admin/', include( and now it works.

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I had the same glitch and this fix worked for me as well. Django 1.1.1, django-reversion 1.2.1. – Ryan Townshend Apr 12 '10 at 15:03

If you're using SQLite, does the apache user (or www-data or whatever it is on your system) have permissions to read/write your database?

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Sorry, should have clarified that I'm using MySQL. And I'm pretty sure the Apache user doesn't have permissions to read/write to the database. Should I give the Apache user permissions? – shawn Oct 26 '09 at 18:24
If you're using MySQL then it'll just use the database user configured in your, so there shouldn't be a change from the dev server to apache – Charles Hooper Oct 26 '09 at 19:11

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