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Fixed #8978 -- We now print a helpful error message for ' db…

…shell' if the client executable is not found. Previously we were displaying a traceback

git-svn-id: bcc190cf-cafb-0310-a4f2-bffc1f526a37
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  1. +10 −2 django/core/management/commands/
12 django/core/management/commands/
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-from import NoArgsCommand
+from import NoArgsCommand, CommandError
class Command(NoArgsCommand):
help = "Runs the command-line client for the current DATABASE_ENGINE."
@@ -7,4 +7,12 @@ class Command(NoArgsCommand):
def handle_noargs(self, **options):
from django.db import connection
- connection.client.runshell()
+ try:
+ connection.client.runshell()
+ except OSError:
+ # Note that we're assuming OSError means that the client program
+ # isn't installed. There's a possibility OSError would be raised
+ # for some other reason, in which case this error message would be
+ # inaccurate. Still, this message catches the common case.
+ raise CommandError('You appear not to have the %r program installed or on your path.' % \
+ connection.client.executable_name)

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