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Fixed #5776: Added an explanation of when and why Django might need A…

…LTER TABLE privileges to docs/install.txt

git-svn-id: http://code.djangoproject.com/svn/django/trunk@6794 bcc190cf-cafb-0310-a4f2-bffc1f526a37
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@@ -73,13 +73,17 @@ installed.
If you plan to use Django's ``manage.py syncdb`` command to
automatically create database tables for your models, you'll need to
-ensure that Django has permission to create tables in the database
-you're using; if you plan to manually create the tables, you can
-simply grant Django ``SELECT``, ``INSERT``, ``UPDATE`` and ``DELETE``
-permissions. Django does not issue ``ALTER TABLE`` statements, and so
-will not require permission to do so. If you will be using Django's
-`testing framework`_ with data fixtures, Django will need permission
-to create a temporary test database.
+ensure that Django has permission to create and alter tables in the
+database you're using; if you plan to manually create the tables, you
+can simply grant Django ``SELECT``, ``INSERT``, ``UPDATE`` and
+``DELETE`` permissions. On some databases, Django will need to have
+``ALTER TABLE`` privileges during ``syncdb`` (in order to create
+foreign key constraints properly on databases which do not allow them
+to be deferred), but will not issue ``ALTER TABLE`` statements on a
+table once ``syncdb`` has finished setting it up.
+
+If you will be using Django's `testing framework`_ with data fixtures,
+Django will need permission to create a temporary test database.
.. _PostgreSQL: http://www.postgresql.org/
.. _MySQL: http://www.mysql.com/

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