I created a django project and application and the associated database. I created the tables with syncdb over a couple of development iterations. I can still run ./manage.py syncdb in the original project with no output. I tried copying the project to another directory, creating a new (empty) database (db-dev) and adjusting the settings.py in the new project. When I run ./manage.py syncdb in the new project, it says:
psycopg2.ProgrammingError: relation "fileshare_language" does not exist
Shouldn’t django create the relation (table) as part of the syncdb operation? models.py:
    class Language (models.Model):
        Class to represent the choice of languages available so far
        language = models.CharField (max_length = LANGUAGE_LEN)
        def __repr__ (self):
            return self.language
    class Clients (models.Model):
        Class to represent the clients.  This class is associated
        with the Django User Model (where the name and email address are stored).
        user = models.ForeignKey (User, unique = True)
        filedir = models.CharField (max_length=FILE_PATH_LEN)
        language = models.ForeignKey (Language)

    class AddClientForm (forms.Form):
        Form for adding a client
        Also adds a django user and creates a directory
        username = forms.CharField (label = ugettext_lazy (u'Username'),
            widget = forms.TextInput (attrs = {'class' : 'form_object_bg' }),
            required = True)
        firstname = forms.CharField (label = ugettext_lazy (u'First Name'),
            widget = forms.TextInput (attrs = {'class' : 'form_object_bg' }))
        lastname = forms.CharField (label = ugettext_lazy (u'Last Name'),
            widget = forms.TextInput (attrs = {'class' : 'form_object_bg' }))
        email = forms.EmailField (label = ugettext_lazy (u'Email'),
            widget = forms.TextInput (attrs = {'class' : 'form_object_bg' }))
        filedir = forms.CharField (label = ugettext_lazy (u'Files Location'),
            required = True)

        language_qs = Language.objects.all ().order_by ('id')
        language_choices = []
        for ll in language_qs:
            language_choices.append ((ll.id, ll.language))
        language = forms.ChoiceField (choices = language_choices,
                                      label = ugettext_lazy (u'Language'))
        is_admin = forms.BooleanField (label =
                                       ugettext_lazy (u'Is administrator'),
                                       required = False)
        password = forms.CharField (label = ugettext_lazy (u'Password'),
            widget = forms.PasswordInput (attrs = {'class' : 'form_object_bg' }),
            required = True)
        pwd_confirm = forms.CharField (label = ugettext_lazy (u'Password Confirmation'),
            widget = forms.PasswordInput (attrs = {'class' : 'form_object_bg' }),
            required = True)
It turns out that the attempt to put the language choices in a dropdown list in the form is causing syncdb (and every other ./manage.py command) to fail with that traceback. I suppose the quick fix is to create the table and populate it manually in the empty database, and then run syncdb. Later I can fix up the form so it doesn’t have code in the middle of the field declarations. Oops.