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Item6654: LoginManager::Session calls nonexistant CGI method

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Engine LoginManager Normal New   n/a  

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When trying to use the GenPDF extension with the 5.0.1 I've received following error after running genpdf script:

Undefined subroutine CGI::remoteAddress
 at /srv/www/twiki/lib/TWiki/LoginManager/Session.pm line 45
 at /usr/lib/perl5/5.12.1/CGI.pm line 893
   CGI::_compile called at /usr/lib/perl5/5.12.1/CGI.pm line 857
   CGI::AUTOLOAD('CGI=HASH(0x8cab50)') called at /srv/www/twiki/lib/TWiki/LoginManager/Session.pm line 45
   TWiki::LoginManager::Session::load('TWiki::LoginManager::Session', undef, 'CGI=HASH(0x8cab50)', 'HASH(0x14d6e70)') called at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.12.1/CGI/Session.pm line 64
   CGI::Session::new('TWiki::LoginManager::Session', undef, 'CGI=HASH(0x8cab50)', 'HASH(0x14d6e70)') called at /srv/www/twiki/lib/TWiki/LoginManager.pm line 321
   TWiki::LoginManager::loadSession('TWiki::LoginManager::TemplateLogin=HASH(0x142a940)', undef) called at /srv/www/twiki/lib/TWiki/Users.pm line 115
   TWiki::Users::new('TWiki::Users', 'TWiki=HASH(0x120c168)') called at /srv/www/twiki/lib/TWiki.pm line 1552
   TWiki::new('TWiki', undef, 'CGI=HASH(0x8cab50)') called at /srv/www/twiki/lib/TWiki.pm line 3342
   TWiki::initialize('/TWiki/GenPDFAddOn', undef, undef, 'http://localhost/twiki/bin/genpdf', 'CGI=HASH(0x8cab50)') called at /srv/www/twiki/lib/TWiki/Contrib/GenPDF.pm line 595
   TWiki::Contrib::GenPDF::viewPDF() called at /srv/www/twiki/bin/genpdf line 43

This effectively made the GenPDF unusable with 5.0.1 (probably 5.0.0 has the same issue as noted in the dev discussion for the plugin).


LoginManager::Session has load method that looks like this in 5.0.1:

     42    sub load {
     43     my $this = shift;
     44     # local %ENV; # TWikibug:Item6583 - commented out
     45     $ENV{REMOTE_ADDR} = @_ == 1 ? $_[0]->remoteAddress : $_[1]->remoteAddress;
     46     $this->SUPER::load(@_);
     47 }

There is a bug in line 45, because the CGI object that is passed as the argument does not have method called remoteAddress - the relevant method is called remote_addr. Seems like someone misspelled the method name.


I've changed line 45 to:

$ENV{REMOTE_ADDR} = @_ == 1 ? $_[0]->remote_addr : $_[1]->remote_addr;

GenPDF is working again in 5.0.1 after the fix. I don't see any potential side effects.

Summary LoginManager::Session calls nonexistant CGI method
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.SzymonSobczyk
Codebase 5.0.1
SVN Range TWiki-5.0.1, Tue, 11 Jan 2011, build 20174
AppliesTo Engine
Component LoginManager
Priority Normal
CurrentState New


TargetRelease n/a

Topic revision: r1 - 2011-03-04 - SzymonSobczyk
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