[freeside] initial config saves some of the values?

ivan at 420.am ivan at 420.am
Sun Jun 22 06:51:19 PDT 2003

On Wed, Jun 18, 2003 at 11:53:22AM -0400, Tony Carter wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Furey [mailto:andrew at terminus.net.au]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2003 1:35 AM
> To: ivan-freeside at sisd.com
> Subject: Re: [freeside] initial config saves some of the values?
> > When I try to perform initial configuration of our installation, some of
> the
> > values are saved and some are not. Subsequent attempts clears some of the
> > previously saved data.
> >
> > Has anyone seen this before?
> >>You mean the values like invoice templates, shells, SMTP machine, etc? I
> >>think I had the same problem with my installation (similar versions).
> >>The values are set in the text files in the install location (in my case
> >>/usr/local/etc/freeside), in the conf.[blah] directory. I think in the
> >>end I just set them one value at a time (they usually seemed to save the
> >>very first time), then changed the permissions on the resulting file so
> >>it couldn't edit it again. Definitely not the way it should work, but it
> >>did the job.
> >>HTH
> >>Andrew
> Thanks Andrew,
> Your workaround does sound like it will work but I'm more interested in
> finding a real fix so that we can use the interface to change the config.
> Has anyone else ran into this problem before?

I've never been able to duplicate the problem.

> Any pointers to troubleshooting this?

Something along the way is truncating the large amount of form data.
Browser? Proxy? Web server?  Dissect the HTTP transaction and find out. 
I'd be interesting in useful additional information.


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