ImportError cannot import name find spec when I start a new Django project

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I'm learning Python in tandem with Django. I initially installed Python 3 on my machine, but read about possible conflicts and removed it with some difficulty.

Now I'm using virtualenv and installed python3 within the env and Django using pip. Django and Python seem to have installed correctly:

# python -c "import django;  print(django.get_version())"
1.9.1
# python -V
Python 3.2.3`

but when I try to start a new Django project, I get the following:

# django-admin.py startproject mysite
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/niroj/Projects/webenv/bin/django-admin.py", line 2, in <module>
    from django.core import management
  File "/home/niroj/Projects/webenv/lib/python3.2/site-packages/django/core/management/__init__.py", line 10, in <module>
    from django.apps import apps
  File "/home/niroj/Projects/webenv/lib/python3.2/site-packages/django/apps/__init__.py", line 1, in <module>
    from .config import AppConfig
  File "/home/niroj/Projects/webenv/lib/python3.2/site-packages/django/apps/config.py", line 6, in <module>
    from django.utils.module_loading import module_has_submodule
  File "/home/niroj/Projects/webenv/lib/python3.2/site-packages/django/utils/module_loading.py", line 67, in <module>
    from importlib.util import find_spec as importlib_find
ImportError: cannot import name find_spec

What should I do?

Aug 5, 2020 in Python by kartik
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1 answer to this question.

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Hello @kartik,

find_spec isn't available in Python 3.2.3; it was added in Python 3.4.

Try upgrading to 3.4 or later.

Hope it works!!
Thank YOU!!

answered Aug 5, 2020 by Niroj
• 82,740 points

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