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From Moshe Yudkowsky <>
Subject Re: skins to wrong directory in transition from 0.5 to 0.7
Date Fri, 21 Oct 2005 21:51:31 GMT

Thanks again for your quick help. We've got a little bit of cross-talk 
going on right now as our emails cross each other.

First of all, I'm up and running. (I'm debugging the placement of raw 
content -- raw-content-dir doesn't seem to work as I'd expect -- and 
I'll have everything in hand.)

However, I want to address the issues that I've raised. I will be 
offline starting in a while, but I will pick this up again in 28 hours.

Ross Gardler wrote:
> Moshe Yudkowsky wrote:
>> I've just found a partial answer to this problem: indeed, the 
>> project.skins-dir is being ignored.
>> Forrest now demands that I use forrest.skins-dir instead. (I found 
>> this as a comment in $FORREST_HOME/main/
> ???
> I have no idea what gives you this impression that is the location for 
> Forrest skins, not project skins.

In $FORREST_HOME/main/, there's a comment on line 102: 
"people should use to override following defaults." 
The file then goes on to define forrest.skins-dir and forrest.plugins-dir.

The experience I've been having indicates to me project.skins-dir is 
being ignored in favor of forrest.skins-dir. When I changed 
forrest.skins-dir in, my system built itself as 
expected. When I tried using project.skins-dir, my skins were not found.

Furthermore, as I just noted, a "mkdir test; cd test; forrest seed; 
forrest" fails as the system attempts to place plugins into the 
$FORREST_HOME file system.

Please let me know if there are any other tests I should be running, or 
if you'd like me to send you files (directly).

This *may* be an artifact of not accepting anything but relative path 
names, now that I think of it. If what I'm saying here is complete 
bilge, please let me know and I'll see if that's really the case.

> Without knowing what the error is we can't help.

Sorry about that. This was a "forrest seed; forrest" problem. If I can 
reproduce it, I will post the error.


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