Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#24066 closed Bug (needsinfo)

Django 1.6 Postgis 2.x detection broken

Reported by: Matthias84 Owned by: nobody
Component: GIS Version: 1.6
Severity: Normal Keywords: postgis detection
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


Hi, I realy enjoy (geo)Django to rapidly develop smal GIS applications for some time now. Unfortunatly, I guess I found a bug:

If you install Django and try to add GIS functionality thanks to Postgres+PostGIS, django seems to be unable to detect PostGIS correctly and reports at syncdb and similat commands:

Cannot determine PostGIS version for database "django_geotest". GeoDjango requires at least PostGIS version 1.3. Was the database created from a spatial database template?

There is a workaround by faking the postgis version manually, that work for me:

My setup:

  • Linux Mint 17
  • Python 2.7 and venv
  • Django 1.6.8
  • Postgres 9.3 and PostGIS 2.1 following the official tutorial

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Tim Graham

Could you please try with Django 1.7.1? Django 1.6 is only receiving security updates, so if this issue is fixed in 1.7, we can close this ticket.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Claude Paroz

To be sure it's not an unknown issue, could you please try to debug the error raised by postgis_version_tuple() located in django/contrib/gis/db/backends/postgis/
It could also be triggered by running the following at a Django shell:

from django.db import connection

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by Claude Paroz

Resolution: needsinfo
Status: newclosed
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