[phenixbb] moving user home directories

Frank von Delft frank.vondelft at sgc.ox.ac.uk
Thu Nov 4 11:48:38 PDT 2010

Yes:  don't try to manage them globally:  leave a fully reconstructable 
copy in the local directory.

In fact, ccp4i does exactly this, except it goes and looks at the home 
directory as well -- for no other reason than to see the list of all 
other projects.  So I rewrote the launcher to create a dummy home 
directory for wherever ccp4i is launched from:  as a result, presto, we 
can run as many ccp4is as we like, as long as they're in different 
directories.  Yes, we can't find the other projects, but that's 
irrelevant anyway.


On 04/11/2010 18:16, Nathaniel Echols wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 2:00 AM, Randy Read<rjr27 at cam.ac.uk>  wrote:
>> Although having a sysadmin change the location of your home directory is unusual, a much more common problem is buying a new computer and copying your home directory from one to the other.  It can be very difficult (e.g. when going from Linux to Mac or the reverse) to get the same absolute path for your home directory.  So hopefully your project migration tool will allow that too.
> Working on it. . . a lot of stuff to clean up before this will behave
> reliably, but it's starting to be functional.  Among other things, I'm
> going back to text files, but with some extra optimizations for speed.
>   I'm also going to make the default file handling more rational along
> the way.
> If anyone has strong feelings about how the project
> management/interfaces in the GUI should (or should not) work, now
> would be an excellent time to make them known.  (Comments can be sent
> to me directly instead of the list.)
> -Nat
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