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realms.db portability

From: darrell starnes <Darrell=Starnes%AppSrv%Sys=Hou@bangate.compaq.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 97 13:48:14 CST
Message-ID: <vines.JkH8+x,wtmA@bangate.compaq.com>
To: <www-jigsaw@www10.w3.org>
I packaged up a configured jigsaw and sent it off to a business associate. 
When he installed it,
he placed it in a different drive and directory than my package. He 
modified the startup script, the classpath, and the httpd.props file to 
correct all of the path changes. However, it seems that
config\auth\realms.db has a hard coded path to the relams db files for the 
realms supported by
Jigsaw. He could not perform authorizations. He tried removing the files 
and jigsaw got a
null pointer exception. Eventually he was able to get it corrected by using 
a HEX editor and
modifying the realms.db file. 

Is there a way to place relative paths in realms.db so that a user
does not have to edit this file? 

Should Jigsaw do something appropriate if all of the auth files
are missing? 

By failing, you cannot use a browser to re-configure the authorizations if 
the files are deleted or damaged. 

Is there a better way to do this that I haven't figured out yet?

Darrell Starnes
Internet Solutions Division, Compaq Computer
email: starnes@netgate.compaq.com
voice: 713-518-3812
Received on Thursday, 23 January 1997 19:36:03 UTC

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