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01/29/2009

05:16 PM Revision 4787 (metacat): change "blah blah" to something more respectable
ben leinfelder

01/28/2009

10:15 AM Bug #3783 (New): Optimize ESA moderator queries
The queries used to get information for ESA moderators are very slow. They may work fine against a limited db (like ... Michael Daigle
04:46 PM Revision 4786 (metacat): Add admin email to the esa skin configuration
daigle
04:31 PM Revision 4785 (metacat): Change name of writeTempFile to writeTempUploadFile since this instance deals with the temporary upload dir specifically
daigle
04:29 PM Revision 4784 (metacat): Make esa admin user and password configurable
daigle

01/27/2009

03:31 PM Bug #3781 (Resolved): Add admin user/password configuration to esa skin configuration
ESA uses and admin account when datasets are registered. This needs to be configurable in the esa skin config. This... Michael Daigle
11:22 AM Revision 4783 (metacat): fix javascript image references with contextUrl
walbridge
10:31 AM Bug #3780: Register dataset with data file fails on saeon skin
Changed the MetacatUtil.writeTempFile to write to an "upload" temp directory to avoid conflicts with the registry code. Michael Daigle
08:36 AM Bug #3780 (Resolved): Register dataset with data file fails on saeon skin
Registering a data set on the saeon skin with a data file fails. It comes back with the following error: "Failed to ... Michael Daigle
10:28 AM Revision 4782 (metacat): Added exception to error xml to clarify error to api.
daigle
10:27 AM Revision 4781 (metacat): writeTempFile was trying to write the same file as the registry. Changed to write the file to an "upload" subdirectory. Also throws IOException so errors get reported back to api.
daigle
04:50 PM Bug #3779: A missing $skin.properties.metadata.xml file causes metacat to fail
I had put in code to handle a missing <Skin>.properties file but not the skin.metadata.xml file
That is now caught, ...
Michael Daigle
04:49 PM Bug #3778: Null sessionids causing configuration to fail
This turned out to be a byproduct of a bad skin configuration. I went ahead and added checks for null session ids so... Michael Daigle
04:38 PM Revision 4780 (metacat): Handle sessions with null ids gracefully.
daigle
04:38 PM Revision 4779 (metacat): Do not throw exception when skin metadata file is missing. Instead, remove the skin from the available skins list, write an error message to the log and continue on. This was already done for the skins properties file.
daigle

01/26/2009

03:59 PM Bug #3779 (Resolved): A missing $skin.properties.metadata.xml file causes metacat to fail
If a skin lacks a $skin.properties.metadata.xml file, Metacat will throw this error on startup:
MC 15:33:01,688: [...
Shaun Walbridge
03:07 PM Bug #3778: Null sessionids causing configuration to fail
1.
Jan 26, 2009 2:15:48 PM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve invoke
2.
SEVERE: Servlet....
Michael Daigle
02:46 PM Bug #3778 (Resolved): Null sessionids causing configuration to fail
null session Id's are causing metacat to throw null pointer exceptions Michael Daigle
01:46 PM Revision 4778 (metacat): Check for null session ID when touching session.
daigle
01:13 PM Bug #3776: LTER logged in link is broken
LTER Skin has a branding_extensions.js file that overrides branding.js. Added the contextURL to the insertLoginBox m... Michael Daigle
11:23 AM Bug #3776 (Resolved): LTER logged in link is broken
On the LTER skin, the "logged in" link tries to take you to:
/knb/style/skins/lter/style/skins/lter/metacatlogin.jsp
Michael Daigle
01:10 PM Revision 4777 (metacat): Add the context url as a parameter to insertLoginBox() in branding_extensions.js.
daigle
01:07 PM Bug #3777 (Resolved): Move Tomcat libraries into metacat build
Right now, the Tomcat libraries (javax.http...) are referenced via the Tomcat install directory on the build machine.... Michael Daigle
11:22 AM Bug #3775: Unaffiliated is only organization to show up at login time
Added org.name.<orgname>= values back to metacat.properties so all organizations show up on login dropdowns. Michael Daigle
08:38 AM Bug #3775 (Resolved): Unaffiliated is only organization to show up at login time
When trying to log in via ldapweb.cgi, the only organization available is Unaffiliated. Michael Daigle
10:19 AM Revision 4776 (metacat): Get the organization list from org.name.<orgname>= property. Add these values back into metacat.properties.
daigle

01/23/2009

03:42 PM Revision 4775 (metacat): Changed spatial and taxonomic display option to true.
daigle
03:40 PM Revision 4774 (metacat): Changing the ChangePassword method to fix password reset broke the password change functionality. Moved the fix (add dc to username) into the handleResetPassword function.
daigle
03:34 PM Bug #3772: Error when trying to reset ldap password
The dc was not being appended to the user name for password reset. Added it in the handleResetPassword method. Also... Michael Daigle
11:10 AM Revision 4773 (metacat): Fix typo after the error message
daigle
10:24 AM Bug #3773 (New): Remove places where document is read into memory
There is at least one place where metadata is read into memory. This is done when the doc needs to be written to dis... Michael Daigle
09:39 AM Revision 4772 (metacat): Include the dc in the user name when connecting to ldap to change password.
daigle

01/22/2009

03:25 PM Bug #3772 (Resolved): Error when trying to reset ldap password
When trying to reset the password in the nceas skin, the following is returned:
"failed to log in. Are you sure y...
Michael Daigle
03:05 PM Bug #3762: Allow LDAPweb to continue working when referrals are down
Simple fix applied in r4771. Shaun Walbridge
03:04 PM Revision 4771 (metacat): Handle non-responsive LDAP referrals without killing the script, but still require the main LDAP to be up.
walbridge
02:40 PM Bug #3767: Links on the ldap-web account creation page are broken
Added cgiPrefix to the available template variables in ldapweb.cgi. Michael Daigle
11:41 AM Bug #3767 (Resolved): Links on the ldap-web account creation page are broken
The page that has the ldap new account creation form has links at the top to Register and Logout. These links are mi... Michael Daigle
02:39 PM Revision 4770 (metacat): Add cgiPrefix to the template variables.
daigle
10:36 AM Bug #3765: Backup configured passwords as encrypted values
Along these lines of reasoning, security practices dictate never storing the plaintext password at all. Perhaps once... Shaun Walbridge
10:11 AM Bug #3765 (New): Backup configured passwords as encrypted values
Currently, the user has to add the passwords for the db, skins and metacat ldap web every time they upgrade. This sh... Michael Daigle
04:30 PM Bug #3763: another permissions error when registering dataset in nceas skin
Metacat was checking for xml_access when uploading a new data file. Changed so that it only checks for existing data... Michael Daigle
04:28 PM Revision 4769 (metacat): Don't worry about checking for user permissions when inserting a new document
daigle

01/21/2009

12:03 PM Bug #3762: Allow LDAPweb to continue working when referrals are down
This is already done in register-dataset.cgi so that broken referrals are skipped, so you can probably model the code... Matt Jones
11:32 AM Bug #3762 (Resolved): Allow LDAPweb to continue working when referrals are down
Currently, the LDAPweb script iterates over each referrer when checking for existing names. If one of these fails to... Shaun Walbridge
11:37 AM Bug #3763 (Resolved): another permissions error when registering dataset in nceas skin
When registering a dataset with a data file, Metacat is throwing the following exception:
MC 14:29:17,633: [ERROR]...
Michael Daigle
11:16 AM Bug #3384: Implement and test turnkey installation on windows
this has been implemented and tested Michael Daigle
11:15 AM Bug #3761 (Closed): Add ability for admin user to log out
Currently in the configuration utility, the admin user can only log in as a new user. Should also have the ability t... Michael Daigle
09:31 AM Revision 4768 (metacat): add instruction to install scalar::util for registry
daigle

01/20/2009

12:26 PM Revision 4767 (metacat): Add a few more debugging messages to LDAPweb to help find timeout issues
walbridge
12:20 PM Bug #3757: Error when creating ldap account via nceas skin on dev
Fixed by installing Scalar::Util with cpan:
cpan
> force install Scalar::Util
A redhat specific issue, explained in...
Shaun Walbridge
11:34 AM Bug #3757 (Resolved): Error when creating ldap account via nceas skin on dev
When submitting a new ldap account on dev in the nceas skin, a blank screen is returned.
The following errors show...
Michael Daigle
12:16 PM Bug #3758: Permissions error when registering dataset in nceas skin
Temporary directory wasn't writable by apache on dev. Updated to enable file writing, should now work as expected. Shaun Walbridge
12:07 PM Bug #3758 (Resolved): Permissions error when registering dataset in nceas skin
Registering a dataset with all fields filled in and an attached data doc comes back with a blank screen. The apache ... Michael Daigle
12:03 PM Bug #3756: Passwords should not persist to backup files
Added code to check if field is a password. If so, don't back it up. Michael Daigle
10:09 AM Revision 4766 (metacat): Do not back up password properties
daigle
10:05 AM Revision 4765 (metacat): change the eml tag to RC4 instead of head.
daigle

01/19/2009

02:33 PM Revision 4764 (metacat): Add documentation for serviced based architecture and utilties classes.
daigle
12:41 PM Bug #3756 (Resolved): Passwords should not persist to backup files
Currently, the unaffiliated login password gets persisted to the auth.properties.backup file. This should never happ... Michael Daigle
12:18 PM Bug #3752: New skins cause metacat to fail if all configuration files do not exist
Changed SkinsAdmin to allow Metacat to start up even if certain skins are in metacat.properties but not structured co... Michael Daigle
11:53 AM Revision 4762 (metacat): Only configure skins that are correctly configured in the skins directory.
daigle
11:52 AM Revision 4761 (metacat): Check for existance of backup file location at startup time.
daigle
10:44 AM Bug #3755 (New): Change property service to return null for blank properties
Right now the PropertyService returns "" for empty properties. It should return null. This will required quite a bi... Michael Daigle

01/17/2009

04:12 PM Bug #3753: backup directory configuration should only be shown when existing dir cannot be discovered
Changed the MetacatAdminServlet so that it will only display the backup dir configuration if the system cannot discov... Michael Daigle
04:11 PM Bug #3750: Cancel button on admin login page is a road to nowhere
Changed the cancel link to take the user back to the context url Michael Daigle
04:09 PM Revision 4760 (metacat): Only show the backup configuration screen if the system cannot discover a directory.
daigle

01/16/2009

01:42 PM Revision 4759 (metacat): Go back to main context page when user cancels login.
daigle
09:31 AM Bug #3744: Add ldap client credentails to configuration utility
Ldap client credentials added to configuration Michael Daigle
07:43 PM Bug #3679: ESA skin needs to use EML 2.1.0
Full circle testing of the ESA registry completed, and remaining bugs fixed in r4758. Fixed issues:
• omit port num...
Shaun Walbridge
07:41 PM Revision 4758 (metacat): A slew of fixes in the process of fixing bug #3679:
- omit port number from the contextUrl if running on 80, looks bad in exposed URLs
- explicitly pass the metacat obj...
walbridge
07:23 PM Revision 4757 (metacat): Kill more pesky ant tokens, replace URL references with fully qualified URL as this page is rendered into emails.
walbridge

01/15/2009

02:30 PM Revision 4756 (metacat): confirmData template changes for dealing with modified otherEntity data
walbridge
01:39 PM Revision 4755 (metacat): fix ESA contextURL reference
walbridge
11:38 AM Revision 4754 (metacat): - move moderatorComments into //additionalMetadata/metadata/ as per EML 2.1 (Bug #3679)
- overlay skin-specific email properties on system-level properties (email hostname) walbridge
04:06 PM Revision 4753 (metacat): validate only required fields.
daigle
04:06 PM Revision 4752 (metacat): add the ability to validate that only required fields are populated.
daigle
04:05 PM Revision 4751 (metacat): Process affiliated ldap info
daigle
04:04 PM Revision 4750 (metacat): Add sections for the unaffiliated user configuration and add required field to appropriate fields
daigle

01/14/2009

03:36 PM Bug #3725: Can't add new ldap account via ldapweb.cgi
closing bug. Shaun Walbridge
03:36 PM Bug #3725: Can't add new ldap account via ldapweb.cgi
Wrong authentication information was being used, fixed in r4749. Shaun Walbridge
03:32 PM Revision 4749 (metacat): Fix problem with failing authentication for creating new accounts. (Bug #3725)
walbridge
03:08 PM Bug #3753 (Resolved): backup directory configuration should only be shown when existing dir cannot be discovered
There is no reason to keep having the backup directory configuration screen show up every time on configuration.
I...
Michael Daigle
03:05 PM Bug #3752 (Resolved): New skins cause metacat to fail if all configuration files do not exist
When a skin is added to the code and to the skins list in metacat.properties, it will cause metacat to fail at startu... Michael Daigle
03:03 PM Bug #3751 (Resolved): Move skins to external directory
We need to move the skins to a directory outside of the application directories so they don't get blown away every ti... Michael Daigle
05:27 PM Revision 4748 (metacat): minor change to help nick test irccat
walbridge
05:20 PM Revision 4747 (metacat): Enable debugging for LDAPweb.
walbridge

01/13/2009

03:46 PM Bug #3750 (Resolved): Cancel button on admin login page is a road to nowhere
When visiting the admin page prior to login, e.g.
http://hotdog.nceas.ucsb.edu/knb/admin
The 'Cancel' button 40...
Shaun Walbridge
03:19 PM Revision 4746 (metacat): DRY out login request code
walbridge
12:20 PM Revision 4745 (metacat): Ensure that file permission is always set. If unset, it'll cause the EML document to be invalid.
walbridge
12:07 PM Bug #3319: Edit feature doesn't work on documents with uneditable fields
Completed fix for modifying documents with otherEntity objects in r4744. The deletefile array generated by the entryF... Shaun Walbridge
12:00 PM Revision 4744 (metacat): Complete implementation of otherEntity editing and deletion, syncronizing changes to EML document. Now all elements which are created by the form can also be edited (Bug #3319). Also prevented associated party duplication on modification.
walbridge
11:11 AM Revision 4743 (metacat): Fix typos in error messages.
walbridge
09:57 AM Bug #3744 (Resolved): Add ldap client credentails to configuration utility
in order for the ldap web interface to work (change password, create account), metacat must be configured with the ld... Michael Daigle
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
 

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