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Hey,

I installed South and tried running the 'python2.7 manage.py convert_to_south appname' command for my first migration...but it gives me the error 'There is no enabled application matching 'appname''. I was wondering if anyone knew what could be going wrong.

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asked 22 Aug '11, 22:48

iman453
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Created this duplicate question, but have my answer now. Not able to delete it. Sorry.

(22 Aug '11, 22:56) iman453

This is actually a somewhat common problem, and makes a fine Question.

In general, a lot of confusion can arise from the term "app", being somewhat overused in this industry. Firstly, WebFaction has WebFaction Apps. They are created in the Control Panel and each reside in their own directory under ~/webapps/app_name . These are connected to a domain via a website record and operates at a higher level than Django.

Django projects themselves have Django Apps. This is an isolated bit of code with its own models.py file and could possibly be included in your INSTALLED_APPS under settings.py. It's possible to have several Django Apps (even within multiple Django Projects) all located somewhere inside of a single WebFaction App. South needs the correct Django app to function, since it operates on the database and on models.py.

Hope that clarifies for anyone else who runs into this in the future!

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answered 22 Aug '11, 23:07

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