[LON-CAPA-admin] Authoring namespace on multidomain system

Gerd Kortemeyer korte at lite.msu.edu
Wed Nov 12 16:06:14 EST 2008


On Nov 10, 2008, at 2:32 PM, Mark Lucas wrote:
> I've just had one of those "oh, shoot" moments where I've been
> forgetting about one of the limitations of multi-domain servers.
> I set up a user qvhsphysics under the ohiouk12 domain on
> capa4.phy.ohiou.edu.
> I recently added the qvhs domain and have started adding users. I  
> added
> qvhsphysics (different, domain, right?). I forgot that they all share
> the same user directory space.
> How badly will I screw things up if I republish materials under
> qvhsphysics in the new domain?

The dependencies will likely be screwed up; new content might access  
dependent files from the old domain, or have the wrong <allow>-tags.

> Would it work if I effectively retire the old ohiouk12 use of the
> account?

Nope, no way to retire authors gracefully.

> The alternate route would be to create the user QVHSphysics, which is
> probably the safest.

Right, I would do that.

Sorry for this, when the system was designed, multi-domain machines  
were not considered, and we wanted

* "standard" URLs /~user/
* be able to mount author spaces on desktops

Neither of that turned out to be very important, and multi-domain  
machines were more important than planned.

See also


- there's a lot of stuff we need to change and get right to fix this  

- Gerd.

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