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Reverted [14563] because it introduced a dependency from core on a contrib app (contenttypes). Fixes #16283, Refs #3055. Thanks TheRoSS for the report and Aymeric Augustin for finding the problem.

This caused models shipped with some contrib apps to pollute the namespace when user's apps had the same name (e.g. auth, sites), even when these contrib apps weren't installed.

This undesired loading of contrib apps happened when model validation was executed, for example when running management commands that set or inherit `requires_model_validation=True`:
cleanup, dumpdata, flush, loaddata, reset, runfcgi, sql, sqlall, sqlclear, sqlcustom, sqlflush, sqlindexes, sqlinitialdata, sqlreset, sqlsequencereset, syncdb, createsuperusers, ping_google, collectstatic, findstatic.

This could also cause hard to diagnose problems e.g. when performing reverse URL resolving.

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 import sys
-from django.contrib.contenttypes.generic import GenericForeignKey, GenericRelation
 from import color_style
 from django.utils.itercompat import is_iterable
                 e.add(opts, "'%s' specifies an m2m relation through model %s, "
                     "which has not been installed" % (, f.rel.through)
-            elif isinstance(f, GenericRelation):
-                if not any([isinstance(vfield, GenericForeignKey) for vfield in]):
-                    e.add(opts, "Model '%s' must have a GenericForeignKey in "
-                        "order to create a GenericRelation that points to it."
-                        %
-                    )
             rel_opts =
             rel_name = RelatedObject(, cls, f).get_accessor_name()


 This example exists purely to point out errors in models.
-from django.contrib.contenttypes import generic
 from django.db import models
 class FieldErrors(models.Model):
 class InvalidSetDefault(models.Model):
     fk = models.ForeignKey('self', on_delete=models.SET_DEFAULT)
-class Tag(models.Model):
-   name = models.CharField("name", max_length=20)
-class TaggedObject(models.Model):
-   object_id = models.PositiveIntegerField("Object ID")
-   tag = models.ForeignKey(Tag)
-   content_object = generic.GenericForeignKey()
-class UserTaggedObject(models.Model):
-   object_tag = models.ForeignKey(TaggedObject)
-class ArticleAttachment(models.Model):
-   tags = generic.GenericRelation(TaggedObject)
-   user_tags = generic.GenericRelation(UserTaggedObject)
 model_errors = """invalid_models.fielderrors: "charfield": CharFields require a "max_length" attribute that is a positive integer.
 invalid_models.fielderrors: "charfield2": CharFields require a "max_length" attribute that is a positive integer.
 invalid_models.fielderrors: "charfield3": CharFields require a "max_length" attribute that is a positive integer.
 invalid_models.nonexistingorderingwithsingleunderscore: "ordering" refers to "does_not_exist", a field that doesn't exist.
 invalid_models.invalidsetnull: 'fk' specifies on_delete=SET_NULL, but cannot be null.
 invalid_models.invalidsetdefault: 'fk' specifies on_delete=SET_DEFAULT, but has no default value.
-invalid_models.articleattachment: Model 'UserTaggedObject' must have a GenericForeignKey in order to create a GenericRelation that points to it.