[pmwiki-users] $DefaultGroup and Name

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Mon Sep 11 17:27:35 CDT 2006

On Mon, Sep 11, 2006 at 11:05:04PM +0100, Marc Cooper wrote:
> Hi,
> I can't figure out why $DefaultGroup and $DefaultName are not taking for 
> my fields. In the fields' /local/config.php, I have something like
>   $DefaultGroup = 'Fred';
>   $DefaultName  = 'HomePage';
> (I also tried:  $DefaultPage = 'Fred.HomePage'; )
> But when I use the URL, say:
>   http://example.com/pmwiki/fieldname/
> the result is Main/HomePage.
> Neither of these fields is referenced in the farmconfig.php.

What *is* in the farmconfig.php?

If it's calling authuser.php, or if it or any scripts it calls 
makes any calls to ResolvePageName(), then the values of 
$DefaultPage and the pagename are being set before your field's 
local/config.php has a chance to change them.

I can get you a configuration that will work; but need more
details about what's happening in the farmconfig.php in order
to do that.


P.S.:  For those who may be thinking "why can't PmWiki figure this
    out on its own", I'll just say that managing dependencies between
    configuration scripts is a very difficult problem in general,
    so there are a few things that PmWiki leaves to the wiki administrator
    to figure out.  Getting the correct value of $pagename is one
    of them.  :-(

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