static files in OpenShift/Python27/Django in custom built

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http://serverfault.com – I have extensively searched for a solution to my problem; however, due to the lack of success I decided to post a question. In short: I have created an OpenShift app/built based on this repo (in combination with a DIY 0.1 cartridge): https://github.com/ehazlett/openshift-diy-py27-django The (apparently quite common) problem I have is that I can not get access to static files working; I have tried a lot. These are a few things of all I have tried so far (and I am assuming that the wsgi for this built is /app/ (?)): STATIC_ROOT I tried to set this to pretty much all possible places in my (HowTos)