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

William Zhou armageddonmagic at 163.com
Sun Apr 23 10:50:47 PDT 2006

Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> 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
> fixed.
>   -- bruce


I will use the report system that in the future. Thanks.


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