|bug in feedback.pl (version 1.7)||topic started 2/6/2002; 6:27:19 PM
last post 2/7/2002; 2:08:38 PM
|Arnold K. Pizer - Re: bug in feedback.pl (version 1.7)
2/7/2002; 2:08:38 PM (reads: 1409, responses: 0)
This bug has been fixed but we have not yet put another release together containing this bug fix and a few other small bug fixes and enhansements. Note that this bug (the infinite loop) only occurs if there is an error in writing to the log file. This will not happen if the set up directions are followed explicitly but many people (especially old hands in installing WeBWorK, including ourselves) don't follow every little direction --- see below.
You can download the new version of feedback.pl from the experimental CVS for WeBWorK link
With this version of feedback.pl you will also see student's answers filled in if you click on the link at the bottom of the feedback email. Currently, to see these answers, you have to go back to the student's problem list page and check the "Show my old answers" checkbox.
To answer Tom's question. The webserver is not supposed to be a member
of wwadmin but is supposed to be a member of wwserver. The directions
for setting up the system state:
In order to use logging, you need to give the web server write access to the
# chgrp -R wwserver /usr/local/webwork/system/logs
If this is done, one should not have any problem even with the buggy version of feedback.pl