[opencms-dev] I think I know what is going wrong..

Phil Launchbury Phil.Launchbury at tssi.co.uk
Tue Feb 3 17:24:25 CET 2009


In the OpenCMS edit view they look perfectly normal (ie without the http
parts). Those URLs are what you get when looking at the live site (on the
test box) using a browser. 

 

I'll take a look at my templates and see what I can find!

 

Cheers,

Phil

 

 

Phil Launchbury
IT & Support Manager
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From: opencms-dev-bounces at opencms.org
[mailto:opencms-dev-bounces at opencms.org] On Behalf Of Christian Steinert
Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 2:13 PM
To: The OpenCms mailing list
Subject: Re: [opencms-dev] I think I know what is going wrong..

 

Dear Phil

I am a bit confused by what you write.
With my site, I also have links like /sites/default/foo/bar.html and
nonetheless the pages are generated with links like /foo/bar.html

In which editor do you get links like
http://www.tssi.co.uk/sites/default/tssi/products/biometric_security/finge
rprint_reader_range.html?
Do you have them in the HTML editor or do you only have them when you do
"edit controlcode"?

For me, the controlcode uses urls starting with /sites/default but the
HTML editor does not. And when I request page contents from opencms, then
opencms will return working links that have no site root inside of them.
Could it be that your templates are reading the content of your pages in
some non-standard way and that some internal functionality has been
restructured so that you now miss out on the automatic conversion from
internal references to their external representation?

I hat no problems of this kind during my upgrade from 6 to 7 (I used the
upgrade wizard to update my existing installation which worked fine and
also did not require any changes of the site configuration; My main site
is in /sites/default but I don't think that the folder /sites/default has
a special meaning anywhere in the opencms code).

Best Regards
Christian




Here is a summary of all the problems I've been having with migrating from
6 to 7:
 
 
 
==========================================================================
 
 
 
Modified my hosts file so that when I go to our live website it points at
the new server.
 
Installed OpenCMS 7, imported site. All the site URLs are wrong (when you
go to www.tssi.co.uk on the new server all the URLs on the pages have the
wrong form - instead of being in the form of
http://www.tssi.co.uk/products/biometric_security/fingerprint_reader_range
.html they will be shown as
http://www.tssi.co.uk/sites/default/tssi/products/biometric_security/finge
rprint_reader_range.html - which of course doesn't work.
 
 
 
I tried many and various forms of importing our site to the new server
(from / to /, from / to /sites/default/tssi etc etc ad nauseum) produce
exactly the same result. And trying to use the "rewrite URLS" feature just
adds another /sites/default/tssi onto the line to make it
/sites/default/tssi/sites/default/tssi.
 
 
 
The only way I could get it to work was by importing all the website into
the root of the OpenCMS heirarchy. Which isn't good. And as soon as I
moved it into the proper place we were back at the original error again -
almost like the URL parser doesn't know that the site lives in
/sites/default/tssi and so is trying to make sure that we can get to it.
This may be an artifact of how OpenCMS is set up underneath (in terms of
where sites are defined as being in relation to projects) but all the
experimentation I did I couldn't duplicate how OpenCMS 6 works in OpenCMS
7.
 
 
 
So - today I tried the other approach:
 
 
 
Cloned our live site onto the test box (with OpenCMS 6) - test site worked
perfectly with all URLs showing up as they should be. Upgraded the test
box to OpenCMS 7 - exactly the same errors as the "set up from new"
configuration.
 
 
 
In summary - I can't find any way of moving our site onto OpenCMS 7 in its
current form. And having spent 3 days trying to do it I suspect it'll be
quicker and easier to find some other way of doing it rather than banging
my head against the brick wall. And even manually going through all the
files is probably quicker than trying to get it working in OCMS 7.
 
 
 
==========================================================================
 
 
 
It looks like the link parser has got confused and is serving the site as
if the site root is / instead of what it should be (sort of like a fail
chroot!). The site definition in opencms-system is as follows:
 
 
 
      <default-uri>/sites/default/</default-uri>
 
      <site server= <http://www.tssi.co.uk> "http://www.tssi.co.uk"
uri="/sites/default/tssi/"/>
 
 
 
I've edited the settings in opencms-importexport as follows:
 
 
 
                        <rfs-prefix>/export</rfs-prefix>
 
                        <vfs-prefix></vfs-prefix>
 
                        <userelativelinks>false</userelativelinks>
 
 
 
(The userelativelinks is as standard - I didn't change that at all).
 
 
 
These are changes to remove the /opencms/opencms from the site URL.
 
 
 
Is there any way I can force OpenCMS to recognise that the effective
chroot of the site is in the /sites/default/tssi directory and not /?
 
 
 
Cheers,
 
Phil
 
 
 
 
 
Phil Launchbury
IT & Support Manager
------------------------------------------------------
TSSI Systems Ltd,
Rutland House, Hargreaves Road,
Groundwell Industrial Estate,
Swindon, Wiltshire, SN25 5AZ, U.K.
Tel: +44 (0) 1793 747736
 
Support Helpdesk
Tel: +44 (0) 8450 707 898
Email: support at tssi.co.uk
Website: www.tssi.co.uk
 
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