Thursday, October 22, 2020

The getlino test suite now also tries to install a voga application. And this failed. The prep on the newly created site said:

Problem installing fixture '/usr/local/lino/lino_local/voga1/env/lib/python3.7/site-packages/lino_xl/lib/finan/fixtures/':
Journal matching query does not exist.

I reproduced this problem in the book by adding a new demo project lino_book.projects.voga1.

Explanation: the minimal_ledger in lino_xl.lib.ledger created certain journals (SLC, PRC, PMO, …) only when lino_xl.lib.vat.Plugin.declaration_plugin was set. And there is no default value for this setting. An empty declaration_plugin is used e.g. in lino_book.projects.pierre, which is an example of a freelancer who uses Lino to just write invoices and has accounting done by an external expert.

Should getlino ask (or provide a default value) for it? No. The solution is much easier: