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FrontPage suddenly changing index.htm to index.html

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  1. myce

    myce Well-Known Member

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    Over the past couple of days, FrontPage 2003 has suddenly started changing all my websites' home page file names from index.htm to index.html when publishing them to my server. In other words, the file names are not being changed locally on my PC, but they are being changed on the remote server as the files are being transfered.

    In searching for information on this, it seems to be the consensus that something has happened to the FP extensions on my server, so I reinstalled FP using the following:

    rpm -q frontpage
    chattr -R -i /usr/local/frontpage
    rpm -e frontpage
    /scripts/updatenow
    /scripts/updatefrontpage

    After reinstalling FP, I updated, all server and system software (including Apache), rebooted both my PC and my server (RHEL 3, WHM 10.3.1, cPanel 10.4.0-C160, WHM X v3.1.0), uninstalled and reinstalled FP extensions on my websites, and retried publishing FP sites with the same result (i.e. index.htm still changes to index.html on the remote server).

    There is also a suggestion on some forums that FP is sensing that my server default home page is index.html, so it is changing it for that reason. Given that I made no such changes to my server's defaults prior to this happening, does anyone have any idea what I need to do to correct this problem or work around it?
     
  2. nyjimbo

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    We have the same problem. Started about a week or so ago. The only thing I can see is that each user has a postinfo.html in their www/public_html and it seems that is the file that tells the users FP what to post as.

    I dont know if it is suddenly being adhered to or if cpanel updates did something to make
    it used. I havent updated Apache on this server in a long time so I imagine it could be something CPanel is doing with FP stuff.
     
  3. myce

    myce Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I looked at the postinfo.html too and even changed its default from index.html to index.htm, but it didn't help. Somewhere, I assume, there's a setting that has been changed, but it's the needle and haystack routine that I'm trying to avoid. Btw, I have my server setup to do automatic CURRENT TREE updates, so I'm wondering if those updates might have done something weird to the configuration files or FP extensions.
     
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    Lovely. It now appears to be doing this in the release tree. Anybody have a clue as to why frontpage would suddenly start acting this way?
     
  5. cPanelNick

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    Should be easy to fix. Just submit a support ticket and email me the #

    nick@cpanel.net

    thx
     
  6. shashank

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    hey nick,

    can you post a fix here for that ?
     
  7. rpmws

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    Hey Nick ..I am seeing this as well on some of my accounts.
     
  8. BobbyDouglas

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    Does this only happen on the current build?
     
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    I have been seeing it on some edge builds for a short while now.
     
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    do you guys have any updates on the situation?

    Some of my sites are FrontPage generated and are falling apart ever since this problem started
     
  11. shashank

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    Issue is isolated to Frontpage 2003 only I think. Tried it with others and had no issues.
     
  12. chirpy

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    A bugfix went into EDGE 10.6.0 (build 64) for a couple of the FP issues.
     
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    is there a timeline for when everything should be back to normal?

    What can be done in the meantime? Is there a recommended work around?
     
  14. chirpy

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    At present, the only solution would be to go to EDGE or to watch the tree releases on layer2.cpanel.net until that version hits the tree that you use if you don't want to go to EDGE.
     
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    We upgraded to 10.6.0-C66 and our customers still report the forced to .html issue.

    :confused:
     
  16. cPanelNick

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    As chirpy stated, this is resolved in EDGE
     
  17. nyjimbo

    nyjimbo Well-Known Member

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    Ok but you must mean Linux edge because Freebsd edge is #65 and current is 66 and is dated a couple days ago.
     
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    We are running "release" now. So your saying we must go to "edge" to resolve this issue?

    Then we all know we can never go back to anything else other than edge from other threads I have read, forgot the reason off the top of my head.
     
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    I my "opinion" and that's just one person here, ... you will have less bugs and be more stable with more features and control on EDGE anyway.
     
  20. chirpy

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    No. You can go back to RELEASE when RELEASE reaches the version that you upgrade to EDGE for. If you don't want to upgrade to EDGE you'll have to wait until there's a new RELEASE build.
     
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