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Forum OpenACS Q&A: Request error in ACS 3.4.x

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Posted by Pol Vilarmau on
I've got a new installation of the old ACS-3.4.x version with oracle
8.1.7 and AOLserver 3.4.2 . When i try to acces via web with my
explorer navigator this is the error that i see.

Request Error
can't read "query": no such variable
    while executing
"ad_returnredirect "[ns_conn location][ns_conn url]$query""

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AOLserver/3.4.2 on http://draco.salleURL.edu:15000

I report this error in the Installation/Configuration bboard but
nobody answers it. Maybe was the wrong bboard? Please, if anybody
knows what i'm doing wrong....

Thanks in advance!

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Posted by Jonathan Ellis on
nobody answered this before b/c you're not giving enough information.  Obviously the query variable isn't set, but we can't tell you why w/o seeing the source for the page it's executing on.
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Posted by Pol Vilarmau on
Well, i'm sorry if the information it's no enough but... i think that the problem it's more general. The reported error is visible whatever page i could try to access with my browser.

An exemple... http://draco.salleurl.edu:15000/index.tcl

I tried to make a default.tcl page that don't uses any ArsDigita function with the next code inside:

set page_content "
<html>
<body>
<table>
<tr><td>Your email address:</td></tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>
"
doc_return  200 text/html $page_content

I just use the "doc_return"

Here there's no variable named "query" and the problem is the same.

Thanks again!

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Posted by Jun Yamog on
Hi Pol,

I think its a case of ACS not being able to connect to the database.  Checkout the log file especially during the startup of the aolserver.  What I think you are seeing is coming from the request processor RP.  All page in ACS/OACS must passby the RP.  Since I think (not sure) RP gets some data in the db per request like matching the session to important vars like user_id.

Anyway its been a while since I have touched ACS 3.x but I think there is a good chance on what I am saying maybe valid.  Some other community member may confirm this.