Forum OpenACS Development: xotcl-core required for oacs 5-9?

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Posted by Benjamin Brink on
Hi,

I'm upgrading a site from oacs-5-8 to oacs-5-9, and am running into an error:

Error: rp_report_error: Error rendering error page (!)
invalid command name "::xo::db::sql::site_node"
while executing
"::xo::db::sql::site_node node_id -url /"
invoked from within
"next "

The oacs-5-8 site didn't have xotcl-core installed.

It looks like some core code migrated to xotcl, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Is it time for xotcl-core to become a part acs-core, or for these dependent procs to be moved into an existing acs-core package?

For now, I'm going to assume the solution for this case is to install xotcl-core in the oacs-5-8 site *before* upgrading (since no page renders from a site using 5-9 code).

cheers,
Ben

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Posted by Benjamin Brink on
Argh!

My eyes are playing tricks.. looks like xotcl-core was in 5-8.. time for a break and revisit upgrade plan.

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Posted by Benjamin Brink on
For the record, the problem appears to have been the existence of one unmounted xowiki instance. Deleting the xowiki instance and uninstalling xowiki and xotcl-core cleared the orphan data that caused the error.
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Posted by Gustaf Neumann on
xotcl-core is not required for oacs-core.

Installed, but unmounted instances are sourced during startup into the blueprint, therefore you got the errors. I would not be surprised, when the package dependencies in the install/startup process do not handle unmounted instances sufficiently.