I've completed the manual installation instructions for JForum 2.1.9. Seems to be working, or, anyway, accessing the index.htm page results in log4j output with several INFO statements and no errors. But, the instructions for manual install end with a suggestion to login as Administrator, without specifying how to do that. Questions:
- What's the login URL for administrators?
- What additional steps are necessary after completing the manual install? Is it ok to get right to configuring forums?
- Is there a new link to documentation? As other posts have noted, the file Documentation.htm results in a 404.
After running the install wizard I can answer my first question: the default forum URL is /jforum/. I've changed the context to "Fora", so for me the URL is /Fora/.
However, this doesn't work without a source hack. The file /Fora/index.htm points to the servlet /Fora/forums/list.page, which causes WebRequestContext.parseFriendlyURL() to be called. That method expects its requestUri input parameter to be of the form /<module>/<action>.page, but, it's receiving "/Fora"/<module>/<action>.page, that is, the context name "/Fora" is prepended, causing UrlPatternCollection.findPattern() to fail, which in turn causes JForum.service() to forward to the 404 error page. I can hack parseFriendlyURL() easily enough to remove the offending "/Fora". But, can anyone tell me why it's there in the first place? Presumably I've set a configuration option incorrectly somewhere - can you point me to it?
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