Clarify the term "project root directory"
|Reported by:||schnippi||Owned by:||Susan Tan|
|Severity:||Normal||Keywords:||project root, root directory, translation, makemessages, compilemessages|
|Has patch:||yes||Needs documentation:||no|
|Needs tests:||no||Patch needs improvement:||no|
The documentation at
should be run from "the root directory of your Django project" or "the root directory of your Django app".
As the Django 1.4 directory structure creates mysite/ and mysite/mysite/, it is unclear, what the project's root directory is. Running django-admin makemessages/compilemessages within mysite/ makes the the Django translation system ignore my translation file. Running the commands in mysite/mysite/ instead does work as expected.
It should be explicitly stated in the tutorial, that mysite/mysite/ is the project's root directory.
Change History (13)
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|Patch needs improvement:||unset|
|Triage Stage:||Unreviewed → Accepted|