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From David Gao <>
Subject Re: Preferences not being saved
Date Tue, 10 Mar 2009 01:24:01 GMT

I have similar experience before. My case is that I cannot change 
password no matter how I tried. NB. my JSPWiki is running on CentOS 
linux. And finally I found that the ACL for one of jar files in 
WEB-INF/lib folder is not corrected set. Tomcat simply has no right to 
access that file.

Everything works fine after I chmod the jar file to the correct 
ownership. Hope this helps.

> Thanks for the quick response, Janne. I thought of the baseURL thing, 
> but I just double checked and -- as far as I can tell -- they are 
> correct.  As I mentioned, I have two wikis running -- each with a 
> separate *.properties file -- one has a baseURL of 
> "" and the other is the same 
> except the last path element is "/client-wiki/".
> The same type of configuration works on my test machine with 
> "http://localhost/gal-wiki/" and "http://localhost/client-wiki" so I'm 
> thinking it must be something else.
> Again, maybe I'm just missing something...
> thanks again,
> pete
> On Mar 9, 2009, at 4:27 PM, Janne Jalkanen wrote:
>> Hi ho!
>> The probable reason is that your server has the wrong baseURL.  This 
>> causes cookies to be written for the wrong domain name, and your 
>> browser won't send them back to the server (because cookies can only 
>> be sent to the same server which set them in the first place).  
>> There's no way JSPWiki can really detect this (since it's not 
>> actually an error case as such), so you wouldn't be seeing anything 
>> in the logs :-)
>> Hope this helps!
>> /Janne
>> On 9 Mar 2009, at 23:06, Peter Schart wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> (New here, so go easy on me!)
>>> My problem is pretty simple to describe but it's driving me batty.  
>>> I'm running 2 wikis under Jetty (I have a bit of a strange set up 
>>> but for the most part it's similar to the "step by step" guide to 
>>> having multiple wikis).
>>> On my test machine everything works as intended but for some reason 
>>> on my live server preferences are not being saved to the cookie.  It 
>>> has prev. search and asserted name but never updates if I, say, try 
>>> to enable section editing or change the skin.  This is true (both 
>>> that it works on my test machine and doesn't on the live server) in 
>>> all browsers I've tested.  It doesn't give any errors or indication 
>>> that anything failed, it simply doesn't save them and redirects to 
>>> Main.  Going immediately back in to the prefs shows the defaults.
>>> Additionally, none of widgets on the plain editor (Bold, underline, 
>>> insert table, etc...) do anything.
>>> I've looked everywhere I could think of for error messages or some 
>>> indication of why it isn't working and I can't find anything at all.
>>> I could go into more detail if anyone thinks it will help, but I 
>>> thought (hope) there might be something obvious or oft-encountered 
>>> that I am just missing...
>>> Advice? Suggestions?
>>> Thanks,
>>> peter schart

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