Provide better pointers to mysql_tzinfo_to_sql for MySQL users
|Reported by:||aaugustin||Owned by:||nobody|
|Cc:||Triage Stage:||Ready for checkin|
|Has patch:||yes||Needs documentation:||no|
|Needs tests:||no||Patch needs improvement:||no|
The exception "ValueError: Database returned an invalid value in QuerySet.dates(). Are time zone definitions and pytz installed?" is quite hard to diagnose when users omitted to run mysql_tzinfo_to_sql.
Technically it says the right thing (time zone definitions aren't installed) but it's hard to locate the information, as it isn't in the MySQL installation docs nor in the time zone docs. I just spent a few minutes searching it in the docs, and I wrote these docs!
I suggest adding it to the time zone FAQ and to the MySQL installation instructions (at least).
Change History (10)
Changed 2 months ago by timo
comment:8 Changed 2 months ago by Tim Graham <timograham@…>
- Resolution set to fixed
- Status changed from new to closed