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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: AW: question about status.xml
Date Mon, 04 Sep 2006 08:45:12 GMT
Markus Flach wrote:
> I run apache forrest 0.7.
> I change to my project folder which i created just before and than i start
> th seed with "forrest seed" 

It's a long time since I worked with 0.7, so I'm going by distant memory 
and looking at what is in the 0.7 branch...

The fresh-site used for seeding a new project does *not* include a 
status.xml file and does *not* use the projectInfo plugin, which is what 
requires the status.xml file.

So, I have no idea why your freshly seeded project is looking for 
status.xml. We have not had a problem like this before and 0.7 is in 
wide use, so I can only guess it is something peculiar about your setup.

Please do the following...

cd [TMP_DIR]
mkdir test
cd test
forrest seed

Now confirm that the projectInfo plugin is not defined in the 
project.required.plugins value defined in

forrest run

You should see your seeded sites home page


> -----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Ross Gardler [] 
> Gesendet: Sonntag, 3. September 2006 22:31
> An:
> Betreff: Re: question about status.xml
> Markus Flach wrote:
>>i seeded my first project with forrest and it stands there i can fidn 
>>a file with the name status.xml.
>>but this file is not in my project folder where i seeded my 1st project.
> It should be. What version of Forrest are you using and what commands did
> you run to seed a project?
> Ross

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