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Arnold K. Pizer - Red background problem

Arnold K. Pizer - Red background problem

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inactiveTopicRed background problem topic started 9/20/2001; 2:37:54 PM
last post 9/20/2001; 2:41:24 PM
userArnold K. Pizer - Red background problem  blueArrow
9/20/2001; 2:37:54 PM (reads: 907, responses: 2)
Hi Arnie/Mike:

I am a little nervous about his one Login as practice5/practice5

Login is valid, but WW is using the background_warn_url screen

WW allows the user to go on and do problems, but I can't figure out what is tripping the warning backgound.

In contrast, if you login to m8f01_test, everything is fine

The discrepancy between m8f01 and m8f01_test would suggest the problem is not Global (in system); on the other hand, that's the only place grep shows any strings of the form background_warn_url

But I have no idea what is tripping the error, and that concerns me.

Any ideas?


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userArnold K. Pizer - Re: Red background problem  blueArrow
9/20/2001; 2:38:42 PM (reads: 1147, responses: 0)
Hi Tom,

Off hand I do not know what is causing this. A couple of ideas:

1. Does WeBWorK's error log show anything? Look at .../webwork/system/logs/error_log

2. You might also look in apache's error log. Check apache's config file (.../apache/httpd.conf) for ErrorLog if you don't know where it is.

3. Try doing a diff on both course's files.


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userArnold K. Pizer - Re: Red background problem  blueArrow
9/20/2001; 2:41:24 PM (reads: 1102, responses: 0)
I had checked/done all of that except apache's error log; I always forget that!

We see:

/usr/lib/cgi-bin/webwork/system_1.6/cgi-scripts/ can't write to /var/webwork_1.6/system/courses/m8f01/logs/login.log! print() on closed filehandle main::LOG at /usr/lib/cgi-bin/webwork/system_1.6/cgi-scripts/ line 382 (#1) (W closed) The filehandle you're printing on got itself closed sometime before now. Check your logic flow.


Since I actually look at the login.log from time to time, I edited it to throw away entries from previous terms. Of course editing the file changed the group ownership to me instead of the course admin group of which the web server is a member.



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