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Item8662: The configure page hides items in "error" status when they are in "expert" options

Priority: Normal
Current State: Closed
Released In:
Target Release: n/a
Applies To: Engine
Component: Configure
Reported By: RaulFRodriguez
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Last Change By: ArthurClemens
I am using FreeBSD with a checked-out trunk (SVN revision 6640) and trying a pseudo-install with it.

I found a strange behaviour in configure in the "store" section. Maybe it applies to other sections too.

In FreeBSD "grep" is not at same location as in Linux (/bin/grep) but in /usr/bin/grep.

In my previous 1.0.x installations, "configure" always naturally reported an error, and I could easily fix it (it has to be fixed in 2 places for {Store}{EgrepCmd} and {Store}{FgrepCmd}).

In the new interface the "store" reports 2 errors, but shows none, unless I click on "Show expert options".

Then I can see where are these errors. Otherwise they remain hidden, and one does not know what is bothering Foswiki's configure.

I believe configure should show the items in error, even if they are "expert" options, since all errors should be corrected before actual use of Foswiki.

-- RaulFRodriguez - 04 Mar 2010

i see two issue here: first, shouldn't configure have searched some paths to find your grep in /usr/bin/? (iirc, OS X uses the same location, and i thought configure used to be able to find it). second is the concept of showing all settings with errors (even those marked as EXPERT).

-- WillNorris - 04 Mar 2010

no, configure has always failed to find OSX's grep. bummer huh.

-- SvenDowideit - 04 Mar 2010

Solved with javascript. But without javascript everything is visible anyway.

-- ArthurClemens - 04 Mar 2010


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Summary The configure page hides items in "error" status when they are in "expert" options
ReportedBy RaulFRodriguez
Codebase trunk
SVN Range 6640
AppliesTo Engine
Component Configure
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed
Checkins distro:7c144d9e6935
TargetRelease n/a
Topic revision: r5 - 04 Mar 2010, ArthurClemens
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