Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#27155 closed Cleanup/optimization (wontfix)

makemigrations --no-check-consistency command line argument

Reported by: Sjoerd Job Postmus Owned by: nobody
Component: Migrations Version: 1.10
Severity: Normal Keywords: makemigrations, check_consistent_history
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


There are a number of edge-cases for makemigrations where it fails in 1.10 while it did not fail in 1.9.

To quote Tim Graham in #27142:

I'm beginning to think that makemigrations shouldn't have this check in the first place due to the many issues that have been reported (#27054, #27110, #27141) and the more and more complexity that seems needed to add to fix it. Other opinions welcome. In my view, the most natural thing to do after creating a migration is to apply it, so it doesn't seem like delaying the check from makemigrations to migrate would have a huge drawback.

I propose that we add a command line argument --no-check-consistent-history (or something similar, bikeshed away!) which skips the calls to check_consistent_history.

To me it seems like this should be possible to add in the next release and takes the pressure off fixing the corner-cases a bit to make sure we can come up with a good solution.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Tim Graham, 8 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed
Type: UncategorizedCleanup/optimization

It's a non-trivial amount of work to add and documentation a new option and then to deprecate it if we fix things later, so I'm not in favor. If it's truly a blocker for a project, a workaround is to add your own makemigrations command without the consistency check, so the issue is really not that critical.

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