[Zope] Version problems

Tom P. Allred tom@allreddata.com
Thu, 29 May 2003 08:56:18 -0400

Just want to add that I've experienced the same problem on 2.6.1.  I was
logged on as admin before I created any users.  After I applied the version
none of the new files I created were visible and files that had changes were
locked by the version.  Since I am new to Zope and was just following the
examples I assumed I did something wrong.  That could still be true but my
experience matches yours.

Tom P. Allred, MCSE, RHCE, CCNA
Allred Data Consulting, Inc.
704-633-0311 x826

-----Original Message-----
From: zope-admin@zope.org [mailto:zope-admin@zope.org]On Behalf Of Cliff
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2003 1:12 AM
To: Zope@zope.org
Subject: [Zope] Version problems

An eternity ago (20 May) I followed the exchange initiated by Ken Causey
on problems in saving Versions. Having updated to the latest Zope
version (2.6.2b1) I did not anticipate similar problems but regret to
report I have suffered them. I am out of the hole and don't need help
but thought it might be useful to report a few facts:

I spent an evening making extensive revisions to a development site
under version control - mostly moving folders and revising menus. I am
pretty sure I was the only active user. Happy with may changes I saved
them and left Version control (no error messages, everything apparently
normal). None of the changes were visible to normal users! Out of
Version control all the changes were marked as locked. In Version
control all of the changes were visible. Saving produced the message
"Nothing to Save". Very frustrating, and easy to understand Ken's
swearing never to use Versions again.

I got out of the hole by exporting the entire site, which is fortunately
in a folder one level down from root. (I think I must have been in
Version control but can't swaer to that.) I renamed the problem folder
and imported the exported folder. That did the trick - I had all the
changes I had made. Phew!

Whilst poking around for a solution I noticed that my Version was not
owned by me! I have a colleague who looks after hardware and software
installation, the apache front end, rewrite rules and so on. A few weeks
ago we decided to rename the site folder and he did that because it was
associated with the rewrite rules. It turns out he probably did a copy
and paste + rename to creat the folder with the new name whilst the old
folder still existed. He seems to have become the owner of the new
branch and all its sub-items. I don't know if this is the source of the
problem with Versions, but I too am reluctant to use Version control again.


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