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[1.3.X] Fixes #15588 -- 1.3 release documentation for FileField no lo…

…nger deleting files unclear. Thanks for the patch, Philip Neustrom.

Backport of r16205 from trunk.

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@@ -358,19 +358,20 @@ issues`_ reported to us, however, query string lookup arguments in the
admin must be for fields or relations specified in ``list_filter`` or
``date_hierarchy``.
-FileField no longer deletes files
-~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+Deleting a model doesn't delete associated files
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
In earlier Django versions, when a model instance containing a
:class:`~django.db.models.FileField` was deleted,
:class:`~django.db.models.FileField` took it upon itself to also delete the
file from the backend storage. This opened the door to several data-loss
scenarios, including rolled-back transactions and fields on different models
-referencing the same file. In Django 1.3, :class:`~django.db.models.FileField`
-will never delete files from the backend storage. If you need cleanup of
-orphaned files, you'll need to handle it yourself (for instance, with a custom
-management command that can be run manually or scheduled to run periodically
-via e.g. cron).
+referencing the same file. In Django 1.3, when a model is deleted the
+:class:`~django.db.models.FileField`'s
+:func:`~django.db.models.FileField.delete` method won't be called. If you
+need cleanup of orphaned files, you'll need to handle it yourself (for
+instance, with a custom management command that can be run manually or
+scheduled to run periodically via e.g. cron).
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