Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#19775 closed Bug

database configuration without "default" not supported — at Initial Version

Reported by: monkut Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: 1.4
Severity: Normal Keywords: multipledbs
Cc: warren@… Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no

Description

For version 1.4 and dev documentation on multiple databases the text seems to imply that you can choose not to define a "default" db

https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.4/topics/db/multi-db/#defining-your-databases

"""
... Django uses the database with the alias of default when no other database has been selected. If you don’t have a default database, you need to be careful to always specify the database that you want to use.

"""

However, when you actually remove, or do not include a "default" and attempt to syncdb with Postgresql, you get the following error that explicitly tells you, that you *must* define a "default" database:

python manage.py syncdb

Traceback (most recent call last):

File "manage.py", line 16, in <module>

execute_manager(settings)

File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\django\core\management\init.py", line 459, in execute_manager

utility.execute()

File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\django\core\management\init.py", line 382, in execute

self.fetch_command(subcommand).run_from_argv(self.argv)

File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\django\core\management\init.py", line 261, in fetch_command

klass = load_command_class(app_name, subcommand)

File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\django\core\management\init.py", line 69, in load_command_class

module = import_module('%s.management.commands.%s' % (app_name, name))

File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\django\utils\importlib.py", line 35, in import_module

import(name)

File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\django\core\management\commands\syncdb.py", line 8, in <module>

from django.core.management.sql import custom_sql_for_model, emit_post_sync_signal

File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\django\core\management\sql.py", line 6, in <module>

from django.db import models

File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\django\db\init.py", line 12, in <module>

raise ImproperlyConfigured("You must define a '%s' database" % DEFAULT_DB_ALIAS)

django.core.exceptions.ImproperlyConfigured: You must define a 'default' database

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