Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#24822 new Bug

Autodetector crashes on add/removal of tzinfo from DateTimeField default

Reported by: Camilo Ernesto Forero Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: 1.8
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


I wanted to add a default value to a DateTimeField, so I set default=datetime(2015, 7, 4, 8, 0 ) as an argument. When I ran makemigrations/migrate, I got a warning about naive timezones. I read about it and decided to set it as default=datetime(2015, 7, 4, 8, 0, tzinfo=timezone.get_default_timezone() ) (I imported django.utils.timezone) but when I tried to makemigrations and migrate I got an error can't compare offset-naive and offset-aware datetimes from old_field_dec != new_field_dec in
To solve it I had to remove the default from the DateTimeField, migrate (got a warning again), add it again with the timezone enabled, and migrate again. That time it worked just fine.
It is worth noting that all of the fields currently in the database had their values already set, that I am using PostgreSQL and python 2.7.3

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by Tim Graham

Summary: DateTimeField timezone issue converting default fieldsAutodector crashes on add/removal of tzinfo from DateTimeField default
Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

Not sure the best to fix this.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by Camilo Ernesto Forero

Summary: Autodector crashes on add/removal of tzinfo from DateTimeField defaultAutodetector crashes on add/removal of tzinfo from DateTimeField default

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by Markus Holtermann

Component: MigrationsDocumentation

First, it's a rather uncommon use case to define an explicit datetime instead of now (i.e. a function). Second, I only see a possible fix by special casing datetime handling. That said, I think we should document this behavior as a known shortcoming until we find a suitable and practical solution.

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