Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#21504 closed Cleanup/optimization (fixed)

GeoDjango swallows connection errors as version failures

Reported by: paultag@… Owned by: Baptiste Mispelon
Component: GIS Version: 1.6
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: yes UI/UX: no


I'm getting a:

django.core.exceptions.ImproperlyConfigured: Cannot determine PostGIS version for database "glare". GeoDjango requires at least PostGIS version 1.3. Was the database created from a spatial database template?

but, when I look at the actual exception thrown by the version check:

./ syncdbcould not connect to server: Connection refused

Is the server running on host "" and accepting
TCP/IP connections on port 5432?

It'd be great to be slightly more smart about this :)

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by Baptiste Mispelon

Owner: changed from nobody to Baptiste Mispelon
Status: newassigned
Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted
Type: UncategorizedCleanup/optimization

The problem happens because we catch a wide range of errors when trying to determine the postgis version [1].

We could probably be smarter about what we catch.


comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by Baptiste Mispelon <bmispelon@…>

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

In 17912522cee1277c8c126394fbe94b7172f92e83:

Fixed #21504 -- Don't shadow database errors when testing for postgis version.

Thanks to trac user paultag for the report.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by anonymous

Thanks for the fix, y'all!

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