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Why am I getting "TypeError: relative imports require the 'package' argument" using Windows Infrastructure App?

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Hello there,

using the Microsoft Infrastructure App (, I get the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/cherrypy/wsgiserver/", line 1237, in communicate
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/cherrypy/wsgiserver/", line 554, in respond
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/cherrypy/wsgiserver/", line 566, in _respond
    response = self.wsgi_app(self.environ, self.start_response)
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/cherrypy/", line 239, in __call__
    return app(environ, start_response)
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/handlers/", line 255, in __call__
    response = self.get_response(request)
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/handlers/", line 178, in get_response
    response = self.handle_uncaught_exception(request, resolver, sys.exc_info())
  File "/opt/splunk/etc/apps/framework/server/splunkdj/management/commands/", line 189, in handle_uncaught_exception
    return super(LoggingWSGIHandler, self).handle_uncaught_exception(request, resolver, exc_info, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/handlers/", line 220, in handle_uncaught_exception
    if resolver.urlconf_module is None:
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/", line 342, in urlconf_module
    self._urlconf_module = import_module(self.urlconf_name)
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/utils/", line 35, in import_module
  File "/opt/splunk/etc/apps/framework/server/", line 129, in <module>
  File "/opt/splunk/etc/apps/framework/server/splunkdj/utility/", line 78, in create_javascript_urlpatterns
    tmpl = loader.get_template('splunkdj:jsurls.html')
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/template/", line 146, in get_template
    template, origin = find_template(template_name)
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/template/", line 129, in find_template
    loader = find_template_loader(loader_name)
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/template/", line 96, in find_template_loader
    mod = import_module(module)
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/utils/", line 35, in import_module
  File "/opt/splunk/etc/apps/framework/server/splunkdj/loaders/", line 8, in <module>
    from django.template.loaders.app_directories import (
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/template/loaders/", line 23, in <module>
    mod = import_module(app)
  File "/opt/splunk/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/utils/", line 28, in import_module
    raise TypeError("relative imports require the 'package' argument")
TypeError: relative imports require the 'package' argument

Any advice?


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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

How is your Splunk instance configured? Do you have it behind a proxy? Do you have Search Head Pooling configured?

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Having the same Django traceback (other app) ... Did you find a solution, Marc?

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