When I run in command line (terminal in ubuntu) following command:
problem in django.views.generic -
Requested setting DEFAULT_INDEX_TABLESPACE,
but settings are not configured. You must either define
the environment variable DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE or call
settings.configure() before accessing settings
Importing many of Django's modules pulls in other modules that depend on being in a Django project environment. Create a dummy project, and use its settings.
$ django-admin.py startproject dummy $ cd ./dummy $ DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE=dummy.settings pydoc django.views.generic
Note the last line that sets the env var
DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE to the import path of the settings.py file. Normally, you don't need this since manage.py and wsgi.py set this up for you, but pydoc knows nothing about this.
If you already have a project, you can obviously skip the dummy project and just use your project's settings.
When using newer versions of Django, you also need to call
django.setup() before Django is generally usable. Wrap pydoc in a script to do this, rather than calling pydoc directly.
import django import pydoc import os os.environ['DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE'] = 'dummy.settings' django.setup() pydoc.cli()
python my_pydoc.py django.views.generic