Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#27230 closed Bug (wontfix)

Inconsistency in AppConfig.path depending on sys.path

Reported by: vinay karanam Owned by: nobody
Component: Core (Other) Version: 1.10
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


Consider the following project structure


content of is

import os
import sys

os.environ.setdefault("DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE", "project.settings")

import django

from django.apps import apps

for app in apps.get_app_configs():
    print app.path

If I run python, output will be

$ python

If I run ipython, output is

$ ipython

Ipython inserts '' as the first entry in sys.path which results in path for project apps being relative path.
This in turn is making the output of django.template.utils.get_app_template_dirs inconsistent.

I faced this issue with python 2.7.11+
This is not an issue with python 2.7.12. I think because of Patch #1739468

Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by Tim Graham

As per our support policy, "For each version of Python, only the latest micro release (A.B.C) is officially supported." So perhaps we can close the issue as wontfix unless there's some other argument for making the change?

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by vinay karanam

Even with 2.7.12, AppConfig.path will return relative path if I do sys.path.insert(0, '') inside before django.setup()

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by Tim Graham

Component: UncategorizedCore (Other)
Summary: Inconsistency in AppConfig.pathInconsistency in AppConfig.path depending on sys.path
Type: UncategorizedBug

Not sure about this right now, but tests aren't passing with the PR.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by Aymeric Augustin

  1. I'm wary of making this backwards-incompatible change.
  2. I think you're hitting this issue because in one case an absolute import is performed and in the other an implicit relative import. IIRC, Python 3 no longer supports the latter, so the resolution is essentially "fixed in Python 3"...

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by vinay karanam

I understand this wouldn't be an issue with python 3.
Shouldn't django handle this atleast until it supports python 2.

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by Aymeric Augustin

Well, given that the issue doesn't exist in Python 3, is fixed in Django 2.7.12+, and that we're dropping support for Python 2 in six months:

Django 1.11 is likely to be the last version to support Python 2.7 as it will be supported until the end of Python 2 upstream support in 2020.

absent other reasons, it doesn't seem reasonable to me to change the return value of AppConfig.path from a relative to an absolute path, which could cause issues with projects that use this value.

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by Tim Graham

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed
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