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I've installed TWiki, and it works great.

The only problem is when I make revisions. It just doesn't want to record the changes.

I can get it to record one set of changes, if I make a directory called RCS in twiki/data/Main and set permissions to 777. However, it will only record additional changes as revision 1.2, throwing away all the previous versions.

My platform is:

FreeBSD isis.merrion.nua.net 2.2.8-STABLE FreeBSD 2.2.8-STABLE #0: Mon Dec 14 17 :40:15 GMT 1998 tony@isisPLEASENOSPAM.merrion.nua.net:/usr/src/sys/compile/NUASERVER i3 86

The version of RCS is

RCS version 5.7

Any ideas!?

Antoin - antoin@nuaPLEASENOSPAM.ie

-- TWikiGuest - 18 May 2000

  • Your RCS version is fine.
  • Do not create a RCS directory. The repository files will be created in the web directory.
  • Note that a new revision is created only after one hour of inactivity (no edit-preview-save) by the same user. this is to prevent unnecessary revisions.
  • Can you see diffs of existing topics? What happens if you edit an existing topic? You need to delete the existing *,v files from the distribution if your CGI user is not 'nobody' (or unlock, then lock as your CGI user.)
  • Look also at the httpd access and error log if you find something unusual.

Please set this topic to BugResolved if it works. If not, give some more details.

-- PeterThoeny - 18 May 2000

Two things:

  1. As Peter said, you may have to remove all the *,v files if your server is running with a uid that isn't "nobody".
  2. Our server was recently upgraded from Solaris 2.5.x to 2.6.x. In the process, the command arguments to diff changed. Look in wikicfg.pm for the line:
    $revDiffCmd = "$rcsDir/rcsdiff -q -w -B -r%REVISION1% -r%REVISION2% %FILENAME%";
    I had to change the -B to -b. Check your rcsdiff and diff man pages to see if you have the correct flags set.

-- JohnAltstadt - 19 May 2000

Peter's comment looks like it was right. The problem was the amount of time between edits. Everything appears to be working fine now.

As a matter of interest, where is this one hour timeframe set? Is it in TWiki, or in RCS?

Thanks to John and Peter for the help.

antoin - antoin@nuaPLEASENOSPAM.ie

-- TWikiGuest - 19 May 2000

The time is set in wikicfg.pm : $editLockTime       = "3600";

-- PeterThoeny - 19 May 2000

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