[Etoys] Strange problem with file access

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Fri Jan 9 17:52:47 EST 2009

On 09.01.2009, at 20:59, Hilaire Fernandes wrote:

> I am sugarizing iStoa, it comes with its own virtual machine and  
> image.
> The image comes with Magma and I am conducting tests on the XO.
> I see a strange behavior:
> When I start iStoa from the Sugar application dock, I can not open the
> Magma database from iStoa. It complains it cannot open the database
> file. I try to follow what is happening from the debugger, and it
> seems to be related to
> StandardFileStream>>primOpen:writable:
> FilePlugin?
> However the path to the Magam databse file is fine and correct.
> Now when I start iStoa from a terminal activity with the command:
> ./Activities/iStoa.net.activity/bin/istoa.sh
> I can open the database without problem.
> The database is in ./Activities/iStoa.net.activity/resources/Magma
> I am wondering: are there restrictions on file i/o when an activity is
> started from the Sugar application dock?

Yes. You cannot write in the activity bundle directory. An activity  
does not run as user olpc:


- Bert -

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