[sword-devel] Bug in handling the DataPath of a config file

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Sun Jan 31 14:42:27 MST 2010

Hey Eeli,

A few quick comments:

Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:
> We have basically the following code in BibleTime:
> sword::SWConfig conf(file);
> moduleInstallationDirs << conf["Install"]["DataPath"];


should return "" if no entry exists.  SWConfig is only an ini reading 
facility and has no logic about current directories or anything else.

Also, as far as I know, SWORD has always required a 'primary' DataPath 
and allows additional AugmentPaths.  I don't believe a sword.conf file 
will be used by the engine if there is no DataPath entry.

Hope this helps,


> But it has a problem: if there's no DataPath in the conf file, the
> current working directory is returned. It has worked correctly in the
> past, but nowadays it's buggy. This happens in Kubuntu Linux where I use
> the latest 1.6.1 sword package from the crosswire PPA. I don't remember
> when the bug appeared.
>   Yours,
> 	Eeli Kaikkonen (Mr.), Oulu, Finland
> 	e-mail: eekaikko at mailx.studentx.oulux.fix (with no x)
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