Is there a command or interface where I can restart GeoNode or reload GeoNode settings? Is it even necessary or are the settings (in geonode/settings.py) loaded instantly?

  • Do you mean is there a mechanism by which they are automatically loaded, once changed? Jun 22, 2015 at 10:23
  • I do. Or any option to make it manually. I made some changes in settings.py, but it doesn't seem to be applied. Jun 22, 2015 at 10:38
  • did you try to restart apache?
    – nickves
    Jun 22, 2015 at 11:48
  • Yes, I did. I'am afraid that there is a problem somewhere else, but it would be another question. Still, I wanted to know the restart / reload command and settings changes handling. Jun 22, 2015 at 12:40

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even though this question is old I stumbled upon it through a google search, and found the answer elsewhere (and way later):

use the following command in the ubuntu shell:

sudo service apache2 restart

to restart apache and get the settings.py reloaded.

  • Yes, this question is 3 days old :-) Jun 25, 2015 at 11:58
  • This shell command restarts the whole Apache server. See the comments under the question, about restarting Apache. It works, but it doesn't seem to be necessary. I think settings.py is reloaded automatically. Jun 25, 2015 at 12:06
  • If you make changes in local_settings.py (/etc/geonode) you have to restart Apache (run this command) to apply them Nov 6, 2016 at 4:16

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