AttributeError: ‘tuple’ object has no attribute ‘startswith’

django, django-settings, python-2.7, tuples

Completely new to coding, sorry for the simple questions. I'm getting this attribute error when running python manage.py collectstatic. I'm editing settings.py. I have Django 1.5.1 and Python 2.7.5. Any help is appreciated and thanks in advance (again).

File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/posixpath.py", line 61, in isabs    return s.startswith('/')AttributeError: 'tuple' object has no attribute 'startswith'

Now, of course I've never messed with posixpath.py.

here's the contents of settings.py(minus db info and such):

MEDIA_ROOT = "os.path.join(os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(__file___))", "static", "media"MEDIA_URL = '/media/'STATIC_ROOT = "os.path.join(os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(__file__))", "static", "static-only"STATIC_URL = '/static/'STATICFILES_DIRS = (    "os.path.join(os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(__file__))", "static", "static",)STATICFILES_FINDERS = (    'django.contrib.staticfiles.finders.FileSystemFinder',    'django.contrib.staticfiles.finders.AppDirectoriesFinder',#    'django.contrib.staticfiles.finders.DefaultStorageFinder',)SECRET_KEY = 'xxxxxxxxx'TEMPLATE_LOADERS = (    'django.template.loaders.filesystem.Loader',    'django.template.loaders.app_directories.Loader',#     'django.template.loaders.eggs.Loader',)MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES = (    'django.middleware.common.CommonMiddleware',    'django.contrib.sessions.middleware.SessionMiddleware',    'django.middleware.csrf.CsrfViewMiddleware',    'django.contrib.auth.middleware.AuthenticationMiddleware',    'django.contrib.messages.middleware.MessageMiddleware',    'django.middleware.clickjacking.XFrameOptionsMiddleware',)ROOT_URLCONF = 'mvp_landing.urls'WSGI_APPLICATION = 'mvp_landing.wsgi.application'TEMPLATE_DIRS = (    os.path.join(os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(__file__)), "static", "templates",)INSTALLED_APPS = (    'django.contrib.auth',    'django.contrib.contenttypes',    'django.contrib.sessions',    'django.contrib.sites',    'django.contrib.messages',    'django.contrib.staticfiles',    'django.contrib.admin',    'django.contrib.admindocs',    'south',    'join',       'django.contrib.staticfiles.finders.AppDirectoriesFinder',)

Best Solution

You do it wrong. You shouldn't turn your code in quotes. Watch here how it should be

It should be like:

STATICFILES_DIRS = (    os.path.join(os.path.dirname(__file__), "static"))

Also it belongs to your MEDIA_ROOT and STATIC_ROOT settings.