home directory of user apache stops ViewVC from working correctly(only one function, though).

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Sun Apr 23 09:18:01 PDT 2006

William Zhou wrote:
> Hi,
> In the book, apache user is created with the home directory /dev/null.
> This default setting
> works perfect, until I installed ViewVC. It took me a long time to
> figure it out.

> I guessed
> ViewVC just tests whether the home existed or not, and in this case,
> /dev/null existes. So it looks
> for the file, and thus makes the program fails.
> A quick fix is to change the home directory of user apache to anything
> but not files. However, I suggested creating an empty directories for it.

I added a note to the book and an entry to the User Notes.

This type of report would be better as a new ticket so the editors won't
forget about it.  Its not necessary in this case because it is already

  -- bruce

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