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[1.2.X] Replaced an ImportError with ImproperlyConfigured in the Orac…

…le backend. Backport of r14855 from trunk.

git-svn-id: bcc190cf-cafb-0310-a4f2-bffc1f526a37
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ikelly committed Dec 8, 2010
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  1. +5 −2 django/db/backends/oracle/
@@ -18,8 +18,11 @@ def _setup_environment(environ):
if platform.system().upper().startswith('CYGWIN'):
import ctypes
- except ImportError:
- raise ImportError("ctypes not found. The Oracle backend requires ctypes to operate correctly under Cygwin.")
+ except ImportError, e:
+ from django.core.exceptions import ImproperlyConfigured
+ raise ImproperlyConfigured("Error loading ctypes: %s; "
+ "the Oracle backend requires ctypes to "
+ "operate correctly under Cygwin." % e)
kernel32 = ctypes.CDLL('kernel32')
for name, value in environ:
kernel32.SetEnvironmentVariableA(name, value)

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