community.general.django_manage module – Manages a Django application.

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 5.4.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.django_manage.

Synopsis

  • Manages a Django application using the manage.py application frontend to django-admin. With the virtualenv parameter, all management commands will be executed by the given virtualenv installation.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • virtualenv

  • django

Parameters

Parameter

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apps

string

A list of space-delimited apps to target. Used by the test command.

cache_table

string

The name of the table used for database-backed caching. Used by the createcachetable command.

clear

boolean

Clear the existing files before trying to copy or link the original file.

Used only with the collectstatic command. The --noinput argument will be added automatically.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

command

string / required

The name of the Django management command to run. Built in commands are cleanup, collectstatic, flush, loaddata, migrate, syncdb, test, and validate.

Other commands can be entered, but will fail if they’re unknown to Django. Other commands that may prompt for user input should be run with the --noinput flag.

The module will perform some basic parameter validation (when applicable) to the commands cleanup, collectstatic, createcachetable, flush, loaddata, migrate, syncdb, test, and validate.

database

string

The database to target. Used by the createcachetable, flush, loaddata, syncdb, and migrate commands.

failfast

aliases: fail_fast

boolean

Fail the command immediately if a test fails. Used by the test command.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

fixtures

string

A space-delimited list of fixture file names to load in the database. Required by the loaddata command.

boolean

Will create links to the files instead of copying them, you can only use this parameter with collectstatic command.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

merge

boolean

Will run out-of-order or missing migrations as they are not rollback migrations, you can only use this parameter with migrate command.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

project_path

aliases: app_path, chdir

path / required

The path to the root of the Django application where manage.py lives.

pythonpath

aliases: python_path

path

A directory to add to the Python path. Typically used to include the settings module if it is located external to the application directory.

settings

path

The Python path to the application’s settings module, such as myapp.settings.

skip

boolean

Will skip over out-of-order missing migrations, you can only use this parameter with migrate command.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

testrunner

aliases: test_runner

string

From the Django docs: Controls the test runner class that is used to execute tests.

This parameter is passed as-is to manage.py.

virtualenv

aliases: virtual_env

path

An optional path to a virtualenv installation to use while running the manage application.

Notes

Note

  • virtualenv (http://www.virtualenv.org) must be installed on the remote host if the virtualenv parameter is specified.

  • This module will create a virtualenv if the virtualenv parameter is specified and a virtual environment does not already exist at the given location.

  • This module assumes English error messages for the createcachetable command to detect table existence, unfortunately.

  • To be able to use the migrate command with django versions < 1.7, you must have south installed and added as an app in your settings.

  • To be able to use the collectstatic command, you must have enabled staticfiles in your settings.

  • Your manage.py application must be executable (rwxr-xr-x), and must have a valid shebang, i.e. #!/usr/bin/env python, for invoking the appropriate Python interpreter.

Examples

- name: Run cleanup on the application installed in django_dir
  community.general.django_manage:
    command: cleanup
    project_path: "{{ django_dir }}"

- name: Load the initial_data fixture into the application
  community.general.django_manage:
    command: loaddata
    project_path: "{{ django_dir }}"
    fixtures: "{{ initial_data }}"

- name: Run syncdb on the application
  community.general.django_manage:
    command: syncdb
    project_path: "{{ django_dir }}"
    settings: "{{ settings_app_name }}"
    pythonpath: "{{ settings_dir }}"
    virtualenv: "{{ virtualenv_dir }}"

- name: Run the SmokeTest test case from the main app. Useful for testing deploys
  community.general.django_manage:
    command: test
    project_path: "{{ django_dir }}"
    apps: main.SmokeTest

- name: Create an initial superuser
  community.general.django_manage:
    command: "createsuperuser --noinput --username=admin [email protected]"
    project_path: "{{ django_dir }}"

Authors

  • Scott Anderson (@tastychutney)