Edgewall Software

Opened 17 years ago

Closed 17 years ago

#1864 closed defect (fixed)

Misleading error message for missing permission

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: Christopher Lenz
Priority: low Milestone: 0.9
Component: general Version: 0.8.4
Severity: minor Keywords:
Cc: 320926-quiet@… Branch:
Release Notes:
API Changes:
Internal Changes:


For better reference, see the debian bug:


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comment:1 by Otavio Salvador, 17 years ago

Cc: 320926-quiet@… added

I puted the bug as CC

comment:2 by Otavio Salvador, 17 years ago

Mine proposed fix is using the following patch:

Index: trac/Environment.py
--- trac/Environment.py	(revisão 2041)
+++ trac/Environment.py	(cópia de trabalho)
@@ -82,8 +82,8 @@
         if not os.access(db_name, os.R_OK + os.W_OK) or \
                not os.access(directory, os.R_OK + os.W_OK):
             raise EnvironmentError, \
-                  'The web server user requires read _and_ write permission\n' \
-                  'to the database %s and the directory this file is located in.' % db_name
+                  'The user requires read _and_ write permission to the database\n' \
+                  '%s and the directory this file is located in.' % db_name
         return sqlite.connect(os.path.join(self.path, db_str[7:]),

comment:3 by Mark Rowe, 17 years ago

It would be better if the error message said which user requires read and write access, rather than stating that the user does.

comment:4 by Christopher Lenz, 17 years ago

Owner: changed from Jonas Borgström to Christopher Lenz
Priority: normallow
Severity: normalminor
Status: newassigned

comment:5 by Christopher Lenz, 17 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Fixed in [2052].

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