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Item4625: empty HISTORY keyword in configtopic causes inscrutable error

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The shipped PublishWeb config file topic has a blank HISTORY parameter. The config file parser in Publish.pm doesn't notice this and sets $this->{historyTopic} to the empty string, which leads to the following somewhat vague error message:

RCS: failed to create file : No such file or directory at /data/loss/www/default/htdocs/cxcoptics/lib/TWiki/Store/RcsFile.pm line 755.
TWiki detected an internal error - please check your TWiki logs and webserver logs for more information.

It'd be nice if it used the default HISTORY value if passed a blank string, which (other than preventing the above error) would also allow the shipped PublishWeb config topic to be used as is (great for novices).

-- TWiki:Main/DiabJerius - 13 Sep 2007



Summary empty HISTORY keyword in configtopic causes inscrutable error
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.DiabJerius
Codebase 4.1.2
SVN Range TWiki-4.2.0, Sat, 08 Sep 2007, build 14780
AppliesTo Extension
Component PublishContrib
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:15546
TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r4 - 2007-11-10 - CrawfordCurrie
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