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[1.7.x] Fixed #22417 -- Added additional documentation for refs #16969.

Thanks Jon Foster for the report.

Backport of 1b3a3fc from master
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timgraham committed Apr 20, 2014
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  1. +4 −0 docs/releases/1.7.txt
  2. +5 −0 docs/topics/testing/overview.txt
@@ -1247,6 +1247,10 @@ Miscellaneous
The :attr:`~django.core.validators.RegexValidator.flags` attribute was added
to :class:`~django.core.validators.RegexValidator` to simplify this change.
+* When running tests on PostgreSQL, the :setting:`USER` will need read access
+ to the built-in ``postgres`` database. This is in lieu of the previous
+ behavior of connecting to the actual non-test database.
.. _deprecated-features-1.7:
Features deprecated in 1.7
@@ -173,6 +173,11 @@ entirely!). If you want to use a different database name, specify
:setting:`NAME <TEST_NAME>` in the :setting:`TEST <DATABASE-TEST>`
dictionary for any given database in :setting:`DATABASES`.
+.. versionchanged:: 1.7
+ On PostgreSQL, :setting:`USER` will also need read access to the built-in
+ ``postgres`` database.
Aside from using a separate database, the test runner will otherwise
use all of the same database settings you have in your settings file:
:setting:`ENGINE <DATABASE-ENGINE>`, :setting:`USER`, :setting:`HOST`, etc. The

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