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From 12/14/2008 to 01/12/2009

01/13/2009

04:40 PM Bug #3743: undefined value error when submitting dataset with data file using registry
A parameter was getting mistakenly read twice from the writeFile method. Shaun committed fix. Michael Daigle
04:31 PM Bug #3743 (Resolved): undefined value error when submitting dataset with data file using registry
When submitting a data set with an attached data file, a blank screen is returned. The apache error log has:
[Mon...
Michael Daigle
04:33 PM Revision 4742 (metacat): only shift once; fix typo in writeFile
walbridge

01/12/2009

03:22 PM Bug #3720: uninitialized value error when trying to create new login account on dev
Fixed by making ldapweb.cgi match the current properties used by Metacat. Shaun Walbridge
01:33 PM Bug #1552: Dependence of NCEAS registry on Admin database
A number of changes to the AdminDB and the registry make this connection more reliable, and the error cases are well ... Shaun Walbridge
01:28 PM Bug #3742 (New): Improve UI for selecting projects for NCEAS skin
The existing UI for the NCEAS project listing is difficult to use, it contains (as of this writing) 539 projects and ... Shaun Walbridge
12:33 PM Bug #3741: Can't redirect to registry page on dev server
When missing any of the properties needed to connect to the AdminDB, the script failed. Fixed in r4761. Shaun Walbridge
11:36 AM Bug #3741 (Resolved): Can't redirect to registry page on dev server
I have the following problem on dev only. It works on my local dev system ...
When going to the registry site at:...
Michael Daigle
12:32 PM Revision 4741 (metacat): Fix issue with missing AdminDB parameters causing the registry script to fail (Bug #3741)
walbridge
10:08 AM Bug #3731: Registering dataset via register-dataset.cgi fails with data file
The system was checking the xml_access table for user permissions for new online files.
Changed the 2.1.0 EML Sax ha...
Michael Daigle
10:07 AM Bug #3732: Sitemap test is failing
The sitemap file was being read into a 1024 byte buffer in the test case. Once the sitemap was greater than 1024, th... Michael Daigle

01/10/2009

04:43 PM Revision 4740 (metacat): Remove outdated CGI related build properties.
walbridge

01/09/2009

03:30 PM Revision 4739 (metacat): standardize registry debug messages with 'Registry:' prefix
walbridge
02:37 PM Revision 4738 (metacat): Further fixes for allowing editing with otherEntity objects, completed deserialization and copying of file metadata from existing data objects (Bug #3319). Still needs more work.
walbridge
12:28 PM Bug #3726: Help links do not work on NCEAS registry skin
Typo was preventing template from rendering correctly, fixes in r4737. Shaun Walbridge
12:27 PM Revision 4737 (metacat): fix typo preventing guide pages from showing (Bug #3726)
walbridge
12:13 PM Bug #3736 (Closed): Remove confirmation message and reference to KNB on default search
A few skins currently use a javascript alert box requiring confirmation before searching all data on the site with th... Shaun Walbridge

01/08/2009

09:48 AM Revision 4735 (metacat): The test was failing because it was reading the sitemap file into a buffer and the limit was being reached. Used the FileUtil string reader to get the file.
daigle
09:45 AM Revision 4734 (metacat): Move the logMetacat global
daigle
09:41 AM Revision 4733 (metacat): Only check user permissions for online data if the data already exists.
daigle
08:53 AM Bug #3732 (Resolved): Sitemap test is failing
The sitemap junit test fails because it does not find a file that should be there. It looks like the file is not wri... Michael Daigle
04:27 PM Bug #3731 (Resolved): Registering dataset via register-dataset.cgi fails with data file
When registering a data set, if a file is attached, the following error is returned:
User tried to update an acces...
Michael Daigle

01/07/2009

10:17 AM Bug #3728: Can't run advanced search in default skin
The AdvancedSearchServlet was caching the system context before the configuration utility was run. If the user went ... Michael Daigle
08:13 AM Bug #3728: Can't run advanced search in default skin
Note, the comments originally added were from Duane C Michael Daigle
08:12 AM Bug #3728 (Resolved): Can't run advanced search in default skin
I did get a lot farther with the rc7 source distribution. I was able to install it on linux and get through the confi... Michael Daigle
10:13 AM Revision 4732 (metacat): Get the metacat url from the SystemUtil.
daigle
08:44 AM Bug #3730 (New): Implement an isRequired field in the configuration metadata
Add a field to tell if a configuration field is required so metacat can verify on the browser side at submit time.
...
Michael Daigle
08:32 AM Bug #3729 (Resolved): Add admin names as dropdown in configuration login
Currently the user has to type in the full distinguished admin name to log in using ldap.
Instead, it would be nic...
Michael Daigle
04:37 PM Bug #3727: Registering dataset via register-dataset.cgi returns a blank page
The nceas skin had debug on by default. If permissions are not set correctly on the temporary directory, the system ... Michael Daigle
04:35 PM Revision 4731 (metacat): Don't die if the xml-debug file can't be written to the temporary directory. Instead, write a warning. Include the directions for making the temporary dir writable to the apache user in documentation.
daigle

01/06/2009

02:39 PM Bug #3727 (Resolved): Registering dataset via register-dataset.cgi returns a blank page
The Apache error log has the following error:
Registry: Initialized -- stage set: confirmed
Registry: A
Registry...
Michael Daigle
02:36 PM Bug #3726 (Resolved): Help links do not work on NCEAS registry skin
the "(What's this?) links do not work on the NCEAS skin.
Apache error log has the following error:
Use of unini...
Michael Daigle
02:30 PM Bug #3725 (Resolved): Can't add new ldap account via ldapweb.cgi
When trying to add an ldap account, we get a "modifications require authentication" message.
The password has be...
Michael Daigle
12:34 PM Bug #2566: need to set filename for download files
<below is copied from a recent email discussing the bug>
Bug resolved, with two outstanding issues:
- The metadata ...
Shaun Walbridge
12:29 PM Bug #3721: Some empty EML elements cause validator to fail
Registry wasn't validating inputs for either data medium or usage rights. With the stricter requirements of EML 2.1, ... Shaun Walbridge
12:26 PM Bug #3721: Some empty EML elements cause validator to fail
Image of the completed form used by Chooyan to generate the EML SAX validation error. Shaun Walbridge
12:28 PM Revision 4730 (metacat): Include error checking for required distribution elements, which must be non-empty strings in EML 2.1 (bug #3721).
walbridge
10:28 AM Revision 4729 (metacat): Add back the auth.base variable to metacat.properties. Use this variable when creating ldap distinguished name.
daigle
10:19 AM Bug #3720: uninitialized value error when trying to create new login account on dev
Updated ldapweb.cgi with proper properties definitions, is correctly generating pages but still needs further testing... Shaun Walbridge
10:17 AM Revision 4728 (metacat): Update properties usage to be correct, use proper LDAP URL, move template function higher up to prevent prototyped subroutine definition issues.
walbridge
08:20 AM Bug #3718: toolRef.model.getSRS error in console when rendering map
Firefox? IE? Does it prevent the map from rendering? ben leinfelder

01/05/2009

01:52 PM Bug #3720: uninitialized value error when trying to create new login account on dev
It looks like the ldapweb.cgi hasn't been updated for the most recent round of properties changes, and needs to have ... Shaun Walbridge
11:35 AM Bug #3372: Integrate perl token replacement changes into token_replacement branch
Token replacement has been completed, and is stable with the changes made for 1.9. A single set of Java properties a... Shaun Walbridge
11:24 AM Bug #3721 (Resolved): Some empty EML elements cause validator to fail
Some elements have to be populated if they exist in the doc. The registry currently creates them as empty elements a... Michael Daigle
10:10 AM Bug #3719: $principal error when trying to register dataset.
Uncommitted code in local copy checked in (r4726). Shaun Walbridge

01/02/2009

03:24 PM Bug #3720 (Resolved): uninitialized value error when trying to create new login account on dev
After submitting the information to create a new login account on dev, the next page has no information (skin frames ... Michael Daigle
01:50 PM Revision 4726 (metacat): Update moderators element to current token, fix undefined variable in ESA logic.
walbridge
01:30 PM Bug #3719 (Resolved): $principal error when trying to register dataset.
Hey Shaun, Can you help me look at this one? I get this in the apache error log when I try to register a dataset (tr... Michael Daigle
10:13 AM Bug #3718 (Rejected): toolRef.model.getSRS error in console when rendering map
When rendering a skin with a map, the following error shows up in the console.
Error: toolRef.model.getSRS is not ...
Michael Daigle
08:18 AM Bug #3686: Skins configuration files need to be secured
added security-constraint sections to web.xml to restrict web access to *.cfg and *.properties files. Michael Daigle
08:16 AM Revision 4725 (metacat): Try to create the backup directories before creating th ebackup files.
daigle
08:15 AM Revision 4724 (metacat): add security constraint sections to disallow access to *.cfg and *.properties files.
daigle
08:14 AM Revision 4723 (metacat): Add a section for skins testing
daigle

12/31/2008

05:34 PM Revision 4722 (metacat): Add script for converting documents with docnames into the filename stored within the objectName field of the EML. This, along with changes in the 1.9 release should eliminate incorrect filenames (Bug #2566).
walbridge

12/29/2008

01:29 PM Bug #3686: Skins configuration files need to be secured
We need to disallow web access. Apache deny rule? Michael Daigle
09:23 AM Bug #3712: Allow for customization of backup directory location
added a screen to choose the backup file location. Added discovery code to look in a system dir and user dir for exi... Michael Daigle
09:22 AM Bug #3715: cgi links do not work on dev
Changed the permissions of the cgi files to be executable by all. Updated the documentation accordingly. Michael Daigle
09:21 AM Bug #3711: Create ANT install target for source distribution install
changed dev-install target to install Michael Daigle

12/27/2008

04:35 PM Revision 4720 (metacat): change dev-install target to be install target
daigle
04:33 PM Revision 4719 (metacat): Create a propertyService.getTestInstance method to facilitate unit tests
daigle
04:31 PM Revision 4718 (metacat): change metacatconfigure.html to metacat-configure.html
daigle
04:31 PM Revision 4717 (metacat): Add image for backup directory configuration screen
daigle
04:30 PM Revision 4716 (metacat): Add source build instructions
daigle
04:30 PM Revision 4715 (metacat): change metacatconfigure.html to metacat-configure.html
daigle

12/26/2008

01:25 PM Revision 4714 (metacat): Add backup configuration page
daigle
01:23 PM Revision 4713 (metacat): comment out temp-dir property
daigle
01:22 PM Revision 4712 (metacat): Add external (backup) directory discovery methods.
daigle
01:22 PM Revision 4711 (metacat): Remove org configuration methods since they are not used. Get the backup configuration directories when doing a bypass. Implement the refresh method.
daigle
01:20 PM Revision 4710 (metacat): This service now holds a registry of active services. Refreshing of services must go through this class. Also holds some common values that are discovered via servlet context.
daigle
01:18 PM Revision 4709 (metacat): Implement refresh methods inherited from base class
daigle
01:17 PM Revision 4708 (metacat): Remove the configuration directory from the PropertyService constructor
daigle
01:16 PM Revision 4707 (metacat): Do not worry about creating backup directories here
daigle
01:16 PM Revision 4706 (metacat): Use configured backup dir when discovering data directories
daigle
01:15 PM Revision 4705 (metacat): Do not worry about creating backup directories here
daigle
01:14 PM Revision 4704 (metacat): Handle backup configuration action
daigle
01:13 PM Revision 4703 (metacat): Class to support backup directory configuration
daigle
01:11 PM Revision 4702 (metacat): Deleted this file. Organization level configuration is not used.
daigle
01:11 PM Revision 4701 (metacat): Renamed MetaCatUtil to MetacatUtil
daigle
01:10 PM Revision 4700 (metacat): Renamed MetaCatUtil to MetacatUtil
daigle
01:09 PM Revision 4699 (metacat): Renamed MetaCatUtil to MetacatUtil
daigle
01:07 PM Revision 4698 (metacat): Renamed MetaCatUtil to MetacatUtil
daigle
01:05 PM Revision 4697 (metacat): Removed extra %> that showed up on page
daigle
01:04 PM Revision 4696 (metacat): Added backup directory properties
daigle
11:49 AM Bug #3715 (Resolved): cgi links do not work on dev
Cannot connect to cgi login or registry pages on dev. We get an "Internal Server Error" message Michael Daigle
09:50 AM Bug #3713: Database Upgrade/Install' utility detected database version 1.6.0 for 1.8.1 db
Code to look at db indexes was converting table name to upper case. The caller should decide the case of the table n... Michael Daigle

12/24/2008

03:13 PM Bug #2566: need to set filename for download files
Data file from morpho is using object name as docname in metacat. Jing Tao
03:03 PM Bug #3701: Metacat will reject updated eml210 document if there is not rev 1 on it.
After disucssion with Matt and Mike, we decided morpho should use "INSERT" rather than "UPDATE" if there is no same i... Jing Tao

12/19/2008

01:49 PM Revision 4694 (metacat): change db script description to run against metacat user instead of postgres user.
daigle
12:12 PM Revision 4693 (metacat): Moved cvsroot property up in the file since it is one that may need to be updated by developers.
daigle
12:11 PM Revision 4692 (metacat): Added files to create any version of database schema from scratch
daigle
12:10 PM Revision 4691 (metacat): Add section on what to do if db scripts fail during configuration utility
daigle
12:10 PM Revision 4690 (metacat): File describing how to run database scripts manually
daigle
12:09 PM Revision 4689 (metacat): fix internal link to postgres section
daigle
12:09 PM Revision 4688 (metacat): Add a section on testing against different db schema versions
daigle
12:08 PM Revision 4687 (metacat): Add information on CVS anonymous account
daigle
10:41 AM Bug #3695: Confiugration throws error if db user is left blank
Moved the db connection credential initialization into the constructor of DBConnection so they are read every time a ... Michael Daigle
09:44 AM Revision 4686 (metacat): Move global connection variable setters into the constructor so they are retrieved every time we get a new dbConnetion object
daigle
06:18 PM Bug #3084: Need to be able to set filenames on data uploads
Fixed in r4685, see related comments in #2566. Shaun Walbridge
06:15 PM Bug #2566: need to set filename for download files
Further fixes applied in r4685.
The FGDC special case still needs handling, pending discussion of the doctype used ...
Shaun Walbridge
06:13 PM Revision 4685 (metacat): Robustly handle file naming as per bug #2566 and the feedback of the scientific programmers (http://tinyurl.com/4n4jve).
walbridge
04:14 PM Revision 4684 (metacat): revert the changes for: -- On update, check if the accession number exists in the db. If not, change the action to insert.
daigle

12/18/2008

02:49 PM Revision 4683 (metacat): Quote filenames as per RFC2616 (http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec19.html#sec19.5.1), this prevents filename truncation on Firefox for files with spaces within the names (part of #2566).
walbridge
02:14 PM Revision 4682 (metacat): On update, check if the accession number exists in the db. If not, change the action to insert.
daigle
10:38 AM Bug #3689: bad username in admin login throws stack trace
this error is caught and reported to the browser. Michael Daigle
10:27 AM Bug #3701: Metacat will reject updated eml210 document if there is not rev 1 on it.
Can't reproduce this after release candidate 4. Going to ask jing to try and reproduce it. Michael Daigle
10:11 AM Bug #3697: docid of online element not written to the xml_access table
Reworked the EML201SaxHandler to compile all inline elements. Michael Daigle
04:35 PM Bug #3713 (Resolved): Database Upgrade/Install' utility detected database version 1.6.0 for 1.8.1 db
We've seen this before. The upgrade utility is case sensitive when looking at postgres db metadata. We put a fix in... Michael Daigle
04:31 PM Bug #3712 (Resolved): Allow for customization of backup directory location
Right now the backup location defaults to /var/metacat/.metacat on linux/mac and C:\metacat\.metacat on windows. Thi... Michael Daigle
04:28 PM Bug #3711 (Resolved): Create ANT install target for source distribution install
Migrate the dev-install target to be an install target. Upgrade any relevant documentation. Michael Daigle

12/17/2008

03:43 PM Bug #3710 (New): apt-get couldn't install metacat
I followed the instruction on Mike's email to install metacat in naples.nceas.ucsb.edu, which is a 64-bit machine:
...
Jing Tao
03:41 PM Bug #3709: Make inline access control more robust
Added the inline data checking to the 2.1.0 unit tests and to the EML210SaxHandler. All unit tests succeed. Michael Daigle
09:29 AM Bug #3709 (Resolved): Make inline access control more robust
Right now metacat does not do a good job of checking inline data access when updating a document. It pretty much all... Michael Daigle
02:18 PM Revision 4680 (metacat): Added EML 2.1.0 test cases.
daigle
02:17 PM Revision 4679 (metacat): Change Inline to be inline in the test eml. Added debug statements.
daigle
02:17 PM Revision 4678 (metacat): Use a distributionSection object to hold a distribution and it's access.
daigle
02:15 PM Revision 4677 (metacat): move readerToString function to StringUtil class in utilities module.
daigle
02:14 PM Revision 4676 (metacat): Holds all the information for a single distribution in eml.
daigle
02:14 PM Revision 4675 (metacat): Change Inlinedatafilename to datafilename, since it can be the name of a regular data file
daigle

12/15/2008

09:59 AM Bug #3701 (Resolved): Metacat will reject updated eml210 document if there is not rev 1 on it.
Hi, Mike:
I have some issue in saving eml to metacat 1.9.0 release candidate. If i work a eml on morpho, see i cre...
Jing Tao
 

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