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Fixed #17966 -- 'AttributeError: AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE' when running tests #36

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Removed all the code which checks for settings.AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE and replaced with an extra kwarg on the override_settings decorator. Net effect is about 20 fewer lines and the test now passes.


Fixed in 5318783

@claudep claudep closed this

Am I the only who thinks that this should be released in 1.4.x!?
This issue makes it impossible to use custom AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE in 1.4 after all.


No, we won't fix it in 1.4, please see our backporting policy: -- Also it doesn't make it impossible to use the AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE, it just makes it hard to run the tests (for the contrib.auth app).

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  1. +1 −0  AUTHORS
  2. +1 −18 django/contrib/auth/tests/
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@@ -565,6 +565,7 @@ answer newbie questions, and generally made Django that much better:
Gasper Zejn <>
Jarek Zgoda <>
Cheng Zhang
+ Rob Golding <>
A big THANK YOU goes to:
19 django/contrib/auth/tests/
@@ -5,29 +5,12 @@
SiteProfileNotAvailable, UserManager)
+@override_settings(USE_TZ=False, AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE='')
class ProfileTestCase(TestCase):
fixtures = ['authtestdata.json']
- def setUp(self):
- """Backs up the AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE"""
- self.old_AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE = getattr(settings,
- def tearDown(self):
- """Restores the AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE -- if it was not set it is deleted,
- otherwise the old value is restored"""
- if self.old_AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE is None and \
- hasattr(settings, 'AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE'):
- del settings.AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE
- if self.old_AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE is not None:
def test_site_profile_not_available(self):
# calling get_profile without AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE set
- if hasattr(settings, 'AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE'):
- del settings.AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE
user = User.objects.get(username='testclient')
self.assertRaises(SiteProfileNotAvailable, user.get_profile)
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