[Seaside] SULibrary and File Serving

Richard K Eng richard.eng at rogers.com
Sat Oct 6 18:01:54 UTC 2007

Okay, so I have this terrific Seaside application and I want to deploy it on 
a Linux server (Ubuntu "Feisty Fawn"). (Currently, it's being developed on a 
Vista machine.) When the app is run locally on my Vista box, it runs 
perfectly. In particular, the "lightbox" effect for #inform: and #confirm: 
works just fine.

HOWEVER, over the Internet, I lose the "lightbox" effect on the Linux server 
running the exact same app. I believe there is some issue with Apache file 
serving, Seaside file serving, and SULibrary. I've spent two days trying to 
figure this out and I'm getting absolutely nowhere. I desperately need help.

Here's my httpd.conf file:

LoadModule  proxy_module  /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_proxy.so
LoadModule  proxy_http_module  /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_proxy_http.so
LoadModule  rewrite_module  /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_rewrite.so


RewriteEngine     on
ProxyRequests     off
DocumentRoot      /var/www
ProxyPass         /goodsexnetwork 
ProxyPassReverse  /goodsexnetwork 
ProxyPass         /goodsexspace 
ProxyPassReverse  /goodsexspace 
RewriteRule       ^/$ 
http://localhost:9090/seaside/goodsexnetwork/$1 [P,L]

The httpd.conf file is used with a plain vanilla Apache2 installation with 
no other modifications. All the CSS files and static images that adorn my 
application reside in /var/www. Like I said, so far so good, everything runs 
fine except for the lightbox effect.

The Seaside image has been configured for file serving thusly:

| ma seaside |
HttpService allInstancesDo:    [:each | each stop. each unregister].
WAKom  stop.
seaside := WAKom  default.
ma := ModuleAssembly core.
ma serverRoot: FileDirectory default fullName.
ma alias: '/seaside' to:    [ma addPlug: [:request | seaside process: 
ma documentRoot: FileDirectory default fullName.
ma directoryIndex: 'index.html index.htm'.
ma serveFiles.
(HttpService startOn: 9090 named: 'httpd') plug: ma rootModule

(FYI, FileDirectory default fullName --> /home/richard/seaside/ where the 
Seaside image is.)

So the question is, in this environment, how do I get SULibrary to be served 
up to the Seaside app in order to restore the lightbox effect (if indeed 
this is the exact nature of the problem)? Remember, it's only an issue when 
the app is running with Apache over the Internet.

(BTW, I don't quite understand where SULibrary resides, but I think it's 
somehow "embedded" inside Seaside.)


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