I've succesfully created a new project in Python Django, but when I try to run the server using:

python manage.py runserver

I receive this error:

Validating models...

Unhandled exception in thread started by <bound method Command.inner_run of <django.contrib.staticfiles.management.commands.runserver.Command object at 0x10166b250>>
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/django/core/management/commands/runserver.py", line 92, in inner_run
  File "/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/django/core/management/base.py", line 280, in validate
    num_errors = get_validation_errors(s, app)
  File "/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/django/core/management/validation.py", line 35, in get_validation_errors
    for (app_name, error) in get_app_errors().items():
  File "/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/django/db/models/loading.py", line 166, in get_app_errors
  File "/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/django/db/models/loading.py", line 72, in _populate
    self.load_app(app_name, True)
  File "/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/django/db/models/loading.py", line 96, in load_app
    models = import_module('.models', app_name)
  File "/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/django/utils/importlib.py", line 35, in import_module
  File "/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/django/contrib/auth/models.py", line 21, in <module>
    from django.contrib.contenttypes.models import ContentType
  File "/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/django/contrib/contenttypes/models.py", line 127, in <module>
    class ContentType(models.Model):
  File "/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/django/db/models/base.py", line 97, in __new__
    new_class.add_to_class('_meta', Options(meta, **kwargs))
TypeError: Error when calling the metaclass bases
    __init__() keywords must be strings

In the mysite directory, init.pyc and settings.pyc seem to also be created.

Has anybody come accross this error before?

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Last Post by LastMitch

Has anybody come accross this error before?

The error is very common.

Can you post your model?

You have this:

django.contrib.contenttypes.models import 

It should look something like this:

from django.db import models
from django.utils import file
from core.models import file
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