Русификация OSQA

  1. Скачать нормальный русский перевод здесь
  2. Открыть файл django.po Заменить все значения /bht/ на /default/ (/Название темы/ )
  3. Заменить файлы django.po на скачанные /osqa-server/locale/ru/LC_MESSAGES
  4. В файле следующая настройка LANGUAGE_CODE = ‘ru’
  5. Выполнить команду sudo makemessages -l ru -e html,txt -e xml
    (Может потребоваться sudo apt-get install gettext)
  6. Перезагрузить Апач sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Мой форк перевода OSQA: у меня на Github.

OSQA: Ubuntu with Apache and MySQL

About This Installation Guide

Before you begin OSQA installation, you first need to get the source code from subversion. You can receive instruction on how to do this from our Download OSQA page . This guide covers the installation of OSQA on the Ubuntu operating system using a MySQL database. If you’ve achieved a successful installation on Windows, Mac, or any other OS, we are interested in adding your installation methods to our upcoming guides for those systems. To successfully install OSQA, simply perform the instructions in each section as you scroll down the page. Continue reading

OSQA install experience

OSQA is an opensource Q/A engine. In this article I’ll describe the way I installed it on my VPS.

I like Debian/Ubuntu OS. Debian lacks new packages, that’s why I chose Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

Act 1. Lighttpd

I had Lighttpd installed on my machine, so firstly I tried to install OSQA on Lighttpd. Googling around I found that running OSQA in fcgi mode is not OK (when you have a VPS). WSGI is the right way. Unfortunately, Lighttpd’s WSGI is very unstable, experimental and unsupported. That’s why I decided to move to nginx.

Act 2. nginx

Django projects are great with pure WSGI servers. So I decided to install nginx with WSGI server (uWSGI, GUnicorn, etc.). Spending 3 days, writing LOTS of site blocks, tuning nginx, messing around with various WSGI servers, I finally switched to Apache.

Act 3. Apache

My Apache/Ubuntu way was as described in article on After doing the steps I received 500 errors as well as this:

Middleware module "django.middleware.csrf" does not 
define a "CsrfResponseMiddleware" class

OSQA is not compatible with Django 1.4.0, but works OK in 1.3.1. Check your version:

>>> import django
>>> django.VERSION

If necessary install 1.3.1:

sudo easy_install django==1.3.1


In my spare time I’ll continue playing with nginx + uWSGI (or gunicorn), I think it’s the best way of running OSQA.