Use a temporary folder to store uploaded files during tests
|Reported by:||shai||Owned by:|
|Severity:||Normal||Keywords:||file storage upload|
|Has patch:||no||Needs documentation:||no|
|Needs tests:||no||Patch needs improvement:||no|
Today, when running tests, Django uses the production storage for uploaded files -- meaning any tests which upload files will save copies of them, under different names, for every test run.
We need to treat this essentially like we treat mail -- during tests, a special file-storage should be set up to receive the uploads. Like with mail, it is probably better for this folder to be kept after the test run ends, and be cleared only when the tests are run again; but this is of lower priority.
This should be the default, or enabled easily in settings.
As @apollo13 noted, Django's own tests define an environment variable:
TEMP_DIR = tempfile.mkdtemp(prefix='django_') os.environ['DJANGO_TEST_TEMP_DIR'] = TEMP_DIR
and all storages used in the suite use it or a subfolder. This alone, however, is not enough for user tests, as there is currently no way to define separate storages for test and production.
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comment:2 Changed 14 months ago by pavel_shpilev
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