Issue with uploading profile image, cover
  • Vote Up0Vote Down walterwalter
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    Hello, I can't upload any picture on booktype.

    decoder zip not available
    Request Method:GET

    Django Version:1.3
    Exception Type:IOError
    Exception Value:
    decoder zip not available
    Exception Location:/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/PIL/ in _getdecoder, line 385
    Python Executable:/usr/bin/python
    Python Version:2.7.3
    Python Path:
    [ '/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages',
    Post edited by walter at 2014-06-12 09:13:10
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  • I have the same error, I tried to unistall PIL and install pillow as the community said , but it doesn't work. 
    Any solution ? 

    My installation is on debian wheezy with fresh install of booktype.
  • I tried the following solution, and worked for me. 

    apt-get install zlib1g


    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib

    virtualenv --distribute mybooktype

    cd mybooktype

    source bin/activate

    pip uninstall PIL

    pip install PIL


  • Hi George!

    Yes, there are some differences in API between Pillow and PIL. Latest development version works with Pillow but 1.6 still requires PIL to work.