[TYPO3-english] RealURL and domain "container"

Dmitry Dulepov dmitry at typo3.org
Tue Feb 24 18:02:29 CET 2009


La Farge Douglas wrote:
> Thanks for the tips.  Though I must say I've never played an expert. 
> Typically with Typo3 I just find a workaround if I run into an issue.
> I'm not sure what we could have done to "kill" our RealURL
> configuration.  Possibly had something to do with fiddling around with
> it simply trying to make it work.

Autoconfiguration file is always named realurl_autoconf.php. So if you deleted some other file with similar name,  it means you deleted the configuration file that someone wrote manually. It could have settings for various extensions, for example.

> And I do recognize the fiddling around with Typo3 that I don't
> understand can be dangerous. However, this site is currently under
> development. Over the past year and a half of working with Typo3 I've
> helped deploy 6-8 commercial websites using Typo3 and I've yet to screw
> anything up so bad that it blew up the site.  I should send out a list
> of our sites.

I did not mean to question your skills or anything. I only wanted to point out that asking here is easier than removing the config and trying to recreate it :) Preventive measures are always better than corrective :)

> So here's the set up. I assumed realurl_conf.php was the auto generated
> file simply because in "Enable Features" for the extension (Ext Manager
> -> realurl) the path to the config file and the enable auto config is
> grouped.  Enable automitic configuration is checked - why is it not
> generating that file?

That options clearly says: "If you placed RealURL configuration in a separate file, RealURL can include it for you. Specify a file name related to web site root directory.". Please, read it once more. It clearly says: "If you placed RealURL configuration in a separate file.....".

> In viewing realurl_conf.php it doesn't appear there is much if any
> customization in that file. There's an example of that file on the wiki
> and it's the same.

Ok, than there is no problem, which is good :)

> So I guess the question is how do I get my system to generate the auto
> config file and how do I get the domain configs to generated into the
> file.  It's not obvious to me reading the docs on how that is set up.

Check the box names "Enable automatic configuration". You should get realurl_autoconf.php in the typo3conf/.

> I should say that over the last year and a half I have been met with
> more frustration trying to get RealURL working on my sites than any
> other extension. Eventually I hack at it hard enough that it finally
> works.  And once it works I simply leave it alone and move on to
> production.  Therefore at the moment I'm inclined to run my three
> domains w/o the domain container and simply us conditionals to pull in
> different content, templates or CSS.

Well, may be RealURL is not for you :) It happens. I also tried some extensions more than once and never could configure them properly or understand them. Others use them all the time. It happens...

Dmitry Dulepov
TYPO3 core team
"Sometimes they go bad. No one knows why" (Cameron, TSCC, "Dungeons&Dragons")

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