I think to be a good Django citizen it would be appropriate to write tests ensuring that standard management commands work with your application. I thought of this after dealing with a certain app that doesn't handle
loaddata very well.
Going forward, I'm adding this TestCase to all of my applications:
from os.path import join import subprocess from django.conf import settings from django.core import management class TestManagement(TestCase): fixtures = ['myapp'] def setUp(self): self.project_dir = getattr(settings, 'PROJECT_DIR', None) if self.project_dir is None: raise ImproperlyConfigured('Missing PROJECT_DIR in settings') def tearDown(self): subprocess.call(['rm', join(self.project_dir, 'test_myapp.json')]) def test_dumpdata_loaddata(self): data_file = open(join(self.project_dir, 'test_myapp.json'), 'w') management.call_command('dumpdata', 'myapp', stdout=data_file) data_file.close() management.call_command('loaddata', join(self.project_dir, 'test_myapp.json'))
It's a little awkward because I'm relying on the test throwing an error rather than failing an assertion, but it's the best my 10pm mind can come up with for now.Go Top