This question was solved by the WebFaction Support folks in a ticket that I wrote. I am documenting this here so that if others encounter this problem they have access to the solution.
I cross-posted this problem to WebFaction Tickets and the web2py-users google group thread: "web2py still unable to create application on WebFaction". Here is what i said.
Dear Webfacton Support and "web2py-users" Google Group,
ref: "web2py-users" Google Group thread ""Unable to create application" on WebFaction" the link is in the text below.
I just made a flurry of webfaction tickets about memory usage and upgrading my account. Actually doing an upgrade.
This was because i had just used the web2py Custom Installation Script from the WebFaction Control Panel to install a new web2py instance. When i went to add a new app to the new web2py, up came a message saying "unable to create application "home" (it may exist already)". I tried every name in the book but to no avail. I googled the problem, and one entry showed there could be a memory issue. That is the cause of the flurry of tickets. Now i have found out that the memory issue is NOT the problem. I have plenty of memory, having upgraded, but i still get the bad behaviour.
I have done more research on the problem in the "web2py-users" Google Group. There is a recent [Dec 15, 2010] thread on this subject which seems to imply that running the web2py Custom Installation Script from the Control Panel causes a critical directory [deposit] to be left off the installation. Here is the link to that thread: http://groups.google.com/group/web2py/browse_thread/thread/98d3d1d2de...
I have looked at both of my web2py installations and they both have a "deposit" directory, but i still cannot create an app in my w2p_mobyjoe installation.
I can easily create a new app on the old instance. Here is the output: "new application "justforkicks" created".
Does anyone have any ideas?
I am cross posting this on both the "web2py-users" Google Group and WebFaction Ticket System. All of the folks in both of these groups are very supportive.
Thanks in advance.
Love and peace,
asked Mar 05 '11 at 13:59
OK so I am going to answer my own question. However, as I said, it really was the WebFaction Support folks who originally made the suggestion. Here is the essence of my most recent post to the web2py-users google group thread: "web2py still unable to create application on WebFaction".
On Mar 1, 3:54 pm, Christopher Steel wrote:
Dear Christopher and All,
Something like you, Christopher, suggested was also suggested by the Webfaction Support folks. This suggestion worked for me, after I had investigated some other possibilities.
You can read my blog post on this subject, "Fixing my "my web2py is unable to create a new application on WebFaction" problem", which references THIS web2py-users thread for "a full discussion of the problem".
Thanks for the help.
Love and peace,
answered Mar 05 '11 at 14:14