list index out of range?

Issue #32 resolved
Soo Ling Lim
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Hi Patrick,

First of all, thanks for django-postman. It's a fabulous app and I was very happy to find it.

I just upgraded from v2.1.1 to v3.0.0.

When there are no messages in the inbox, I get the error "list index out of range".

Error during template rendering
In template /Users/soolinglim/Dropbox/kazoova/kazoova_website/templates/postman/base_folder.html, error at line 20

20 {% if pm_messages %}


/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/postman/ in as_sql

        alias = self.query.tables[0]

Thank you.

Comments (9)

  1. Patrick Samson repo owner
    • changed status to open

    An empty inbox should not be the problem. test postman.ViewTest.test_inbox
    works correctly ("No messages." is generated in the response)

    I can't reproduce the problem.
    Please provide more details and traces, review your customizations (for example " {% if pm_messages %}" is in line 18 in the original base_folder.html, not line 20)

  2. Soo Ling Lim reporter

    Hi Patrick,

    The problem seems to have disappeared...

    I am using Python 2.7.1, Django 1.4.3, Postgresql.

    Yesterday when I tried to upgrade to postman 3.0.0 using pip, it automatically upgraded my Django to 1.5.1, which messed up something (it gave me some warning about not uninstalling Django before installing a new version). After not being able to fix the index out of range error, I revert back to Django 1.4.3 and postman 2.1.1, and everything is back to normal. When I got your email, I did a pip install postman 3.0.0 to reproduce the problem but the problem seems to have gone....

    Thank you.

    Soo Ling

  3. lehins

    Hi guys.
    So I was getting the same issue.
    I am also using Postgresql and Django 1.5.1.
    So in on line 42 after changing:

            alias = self.query.tables[0]


            alias = self.query.get_initial_alias()

    it fixed the IndexError but I am getting a 'substring not found' error now on line 47.
    Unfortunately I have not messed with django's db query stuff, so I won't be much help at the moment, but here is hopefully some useful info:
    Also I think it is relevant that those problems appear only in folders that are empty. (ex. if trash is not empty everything works.)

  4. lehins
    SELECT COUNT(*) FROM "postman_message" ()
    {'aggregate_select_mask': None, '_aggregate_select_cache': None, 'extra': {}, 'join_map': {(None, u'postman_message', None, None): (u'postman_message',)}, 'related_select_fields': [], 'extra_tables': (), 'select_for_update': False, 'select': [], 'tables': [u'postman_message'], 'used_aliases': set([]), 'order_by': [], 'distinct': False, 'dupe_avoidance': {}, 'group_by': None, 'distinct_fields': [], 'alias_map': {u'postman_message': JoinInfo(table_name=u'postman_message', rhs_alias=u'postman_message', join_type=None, lhs_alias=None, lhs_join_col=None, rhs_join_col=None, nullable=False)}, 'select_related': False, 'deferred_loading': (set([]), True), 'select_fields': [], '_extra_select_cache': None, 'max_depth': 5, '_pm_table': ([], []), 'standard_ordering': True, 'extra_order_by': (), 'table_map': {u'postman_message': [u'postman_message']}, 'aggregates': {None: <django.db.models.sql.aggregates.Count object at 0x7f52a8dc9290>}, 'extra_select_mask': None, 'select_for_update_nowait': False, 'low_mark': 0, 'alias_refcount': {u'postman_message': 1}, 'related_select_cols': [], 'default_cols': False, 'ordering_aliases': [], 'having': <django.db.models.sql.where.WhereNode object at 0x7f52a8dc9350>, 'included_inherited_models': {}, 'default_ordering': False, 'where_class': <class 'django.db.models.sql.where.WhereNode'>, 'model': <class 'postman.models.Message'>, 'where': <django.db.models.sql.where.WhereNode object at 0x7f52a8dc9210>, 'high_mark': None, 'filter_is_sticky': False}
    {'aggregate_select_mask': None, '_aggregate_select_cache': None, 'extra': {u'count': (u'PM.count', [])}, 'join_map': {}, 'related_select_fields': [], 'extra_tables': (), 'select_for_update': False, 'select': [], 'tables': [], 'used_aliases': set([]), 'order_by': [], 'distinct': False, 'dupe_avoidance': {}, 'group_by': None, 'distinct_fields': [], 'alias_map': {}, 'select_related': {u'recipient': {}, u'sender': {}}, 'deferred_loading': (set([]), True), 'select_fields': [], '_extra_select_cache': None, 'max_depth': 5, '_pm_table': ([], []), 'standard_ordering': True, 'extra_order_by': (), 'table_map': {}, 'aggregates': {}, '_loaded_field_names_cache': {}, 'extra_select_mask': None, 'select_for_update_nowait': False, 'low_mark': 0, 'alias_refcount': {}, 'related_select_cols': [], 'default_cols': True, 'ordering_aliases': [], 'having': <django.db.models.sql.where.WhereNode object at 0x7f52a8dc9350>, 'included_inherited_models': {}, 'default_ordering': True, 'where_class': <class 'django.db.models.sql.where.WhereNode'>, 'model': <class 'postman.models.Message'>, 'where': <django.db.models.sql.where.WhereNode object at 0x7f52a8dc9210>, 'high_mark': 0, 'filter_is_sticky': False}

    plus the same traceback as in the link in previous post

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