Opened 15 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#3310 closed defect (duplicate) test does not work if there is not a in the application

Reported by: cmgreen@… Owned by: nobody
Component: Testing framework Version: dev
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: akaihol+django@… Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: yes Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


I have a project where I am not using any models. My appdir looked like


I created a and the get_apps would fail to find the application, even though it was listed under installed apps. When running ./ test app, it would fail saying there was no application with that label.

Attachments (2)

test_applications_with_no_models.patch (9.0 KB) - added by medhat 15 years ago.
test_applications_with_no_models.version_2.patch (9.2 KB) - added by medhat 15 years ago.
this should replace the previous patch

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Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by mir@…

Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

I could reproduce this.

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 11, in ?
  File "/home/mir/lib/python/django/core/", line 1459, in execute_manager
    execute_from_command_line(action_mapping, argv)
  File "/home/mir/lib/python/django/core/", line 1382, in execute_from_command_line
    action_mapping[action](args[1:], int(options.verbosity))
  File "/home/mir/lib/python/django/core/", line 1234, in test
    app_list = [get_app(app_label) for app_label in app_labels]
  File "/home/mir/lib/python/django/db/models/", line 46, in get_app
    raise ImproperlyConfigured, "App with label %s could not be found" % app_label
django.core.exceptions.ImproperlyConfigured: App with label testapp could not be found

Changed 15 years ago by medhat

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by medhat

Has patch: set
Needs tests: set

I created a patch for this, but I did not create tests... (I was not really sure how to creat tests for it :-))
If someone is interested in using this and add the tests instead of starting from scratch, that would be great.

Changed 15 years ago by medhat

this should replace the previous patch

comment:3 Changed 15 years ago by njharman <njharman@…>

This problem has an easy workaround 'touch' in relevant apps.

It can still is a bit of a gotcha though(some of my unittests weren't running for couple months and still wouldn't be if I hadn't added one and noticed the test count not increment). So, I'm working on a minimal patch to resolve this issue.

comment:4 Changed 15 years ago by Antti Kaihola

Cc: akaihol+django@… added

There's an overlapping patch for the problem of testing models in separate files in #5751. It would make sense to merge these patches.

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by Russell Keith-Magee

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Duplicate of #7198. Even though this is the earlier ticket, I'm closing this one because #7198 describes a more general problem.

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