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Name: Malcolm Webb
Subject: icinstall_5 -- makecat - Setup a Catalog from a Template
I JUST SPENT SEVERAL HOURS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY THE CATALOG BUILT BY THE MAKECAT SCRIPT WAS NOT WORKING AND HAVE THIS ADVICE...
I would advise people to NOT answer yes when prompted by the makecat script to have a catalog run as a user other than the interchange user. I ran the makecat script, and everything seemed to go fine. All required software components (IC, Postgres, the CPAN Bundle::Interchange, Postgres DBI and DBD drivers) had been installed correctly and tested prior to running makecat.
But after makecat finished, IC was unable to start my new catalog - I kept getting this error:
Directive ProductFiles returned default setting error:
No default search file!
> In line 0 of the configuration file '':
> ActionMap ui_edit <<EOR
I searched thru the mail archives where I saw that many people had encountered this same problem. Several fixes were suggested, but none of them worked for me. What finally solved the problem for me? Changing the ownership of my catalog files to run as the interchange user (interch) allowed the catalog to start and run without errors.
So to save yourself some grief, just accept the makecat defaults.