a weird thing about registration, Linux

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 14:33:20 EDT 2010

Working directory, and home directory are different things.  It's
looking for the .Revolution file on the home directory, working
directory makes no difference, and as soon as you su, the home
directory is changed to roots home.

And yeah, not really an effective solution. For all user install, the
reg info should be kept seperate and used for all users, with only
individual user preferences stored in ~/.revolution. To make it
seemless rev needs to set up a default prefs file that is
automagically placed in the home directory, with registration intact,
or as I mentioned, seperate the registration out and have the home dir
only store preferences, not reg info.

On 11/1/10, Peter Alcibiades <palcibiades-first at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> peter at xxxx:/opt/runrev/livecode-4.5$ ls
> Documentation          livecode.x86       Resources         Runtime
> Externals              Plugins            revpdfprinter.so  Toolset
> License Agreement.txt  Release Notes.pdf  revsecurity.so
> peter at xxxx:/opt/runrev/livecode-4.5$ ./livecode.x86
> peter at xxxx:/opt/runrev/livecode-4.5$ pwd
> /opt/runrev/livecode-4.5
> peter at xxxx:/opt/runrev/livecode-4.5$ su
> Password:
> xxxx:/opt/runrev/livecode-4.5# pwd
> /opt/runrev/livecode-4.5
> xxxx:/opt/runrev/livecode-4.5# ./livecode.x86
> xxxx:/opt/runrev/livecode-4.5#
> So, if you do su the working directory remains the same.  If you are in the
> working directory without su, Rev starts.  If you are in the same working
> directory after having done su, it asks you to register.
> Don't get it.  The difference of course is that when it works, its
> identifying the user:
>      peter at xxxx:/opt/runrev/livecode-4.5$ ./livecode.x86
> as opposed to in the other case, where the prompt is just
>      xxxx:/opt/runrev/livecode-4.5# ./livecode.x86
> So the difference is, it is looking for the registration in a particular
> user home folder?  But in that case, why install in /opt?  And why restrict
> the use to one account on a multi account system?  Makes no sense, no-one
> else does it, do they?
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