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Re: mistery MAP

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Subject: Re: mistery MAP
From: Jeff Fitzwater <jfitz@PRINCETON.EDU>
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 10:54:36 -0400
Thank you James !!!!

I did the appres OVw and bingo there was "OVw*mapname:    test1".
I was close but didn't look in my systems user .Xdefaults.
  I am on my machine Xing into the Netview server so it found the X
resource ( OVw*mapname:   test1 ) in my machines .Xdefaults file.  I
must have been doing some testing in this area early on and forgot it
(and also didn't understand the implications of putting it there.

This is clearly a "must" to understand for all users, that Xresources
can be obtaines from the local and/or remote host you are logged into.

Thank you much again.

Jeff Fitzwater
Princeton University

James Shanks wrote:
> Well, what we are talking about here is a Xresource, and it could be set
> anywhere, if someone were clever enough.
> In OVw the line to change is
>      OVw*mapname:      default
> which is usually commented out.
> But you can do this to verify what your settings are:
>      appres  OVw
> This Xcommand will list all the current OVw settings in effect.  You could 
> just
> echo that to a file and see if you can find an
> OVw*mapname setting of test1.   If you do, then you know that somewhere there 
> is
> an override going on.  But if it is not in
> /usr/OV/app-defaults/OVw or  $HOME/OVw   then it may be hard to find.   You 
> can
> use any file you like which contains
> just this
>      OVw*mapname:      test1
> and then do          xrdb -merge <filename>    to change your defaults.
> So you could try a find for all files named  OVw  on your box,  but even if 
> you
> don't find any others,  that doesn't mean someone did not edit some other
> Xresource file and stick it in there.  Jeff, are there other Xresouce files 
> that
> your shop usually customizes?
> NetView doesn't know how it gets set.  It just asks X for the current 
> settings.
> By the way, Leslie, that was a good call about the OVw resource file.  Since
> that is usually commented out, I forgot all about it.
> James Shanks
> Tivoli (NetView for UNIX) L3 Support
> Jeff Fitzwater <jfitz@PRINCETON.EDU> on 08/31/99 03:15:47 PM
> Please respond to Discussion of IBM NetView and POLYCENTER Manager on NetView
> cc:    (bcc: James Shanks/Tivoli Systems)
> Subject:  Re: mistery MAP
> Hi Leslie, thank you for responding.  I also received info from James
> Shanks.   First, I am the only user on the system.
> I am user root.  When I did the ovwls -G it showed the owner as root and
> 2 maps as I described.   I first changed my map to default and then
> deleted the test1 map.  I then exited out of the GUI and back in via
> "netview" command.  Presto back came the test1 map.  I did not use the
> -map option.  the /usr/OV/app-defaults/OVw has default as startup map.
> I have not found any other app-defaults in any user $HOME area "yet".
> Is there any way to trace where it gets its startup map info from?
> Thank you James and Leslie for your help.
> Jeff Fitzwater
> Princeton University
> ___________________________________
> Leslie Clark wrote:
> >
> > If someone with global permissions on the map directory were
> > to invoke nv6000 with the option ' -map TEST1' , I believe that map
> > would be created on the fly. And I think there is an app-default
> > that might set the default map for a user to something other than
> > 'default', and it might be set in their home directory rather than
> > in /usr/OV/app-defaults/OVw, which could perhaps also cause
> > a map to be created if it does not exist.
> >
> > Cordially,
> >
> > Leslie A. Clark
> > IBM Global Services - Systems Mgmt & Networking
> >
> > Well, this is certainly a mystery to me.
> >
> > Do ovwls -G   from the command line and see what maps you have and who has
> > delete authority (probably root).
> > You can then start the GUI as root (or the owner) and repeat your delete
> > procedure, but you should make sure no one else has the TEST1 map open at 
> > the
> > time you do the delete.
> >
> > James Shanks
> > Tivoli (NetView for UNIX) L3 Support
> >
> > Jeff Fitzwater <jfitz@PRINCETON.EDU> on 08/30/99 11:57:36 AM
> >
> > Please respond to Discussion of IBM NetView and POLYCENTER Manager on 
> > NetView
> >       <NV-L@UCSBVM.UCSB.EDU>
> >
> > cc:    (bcc: James Shanks/Tivoli Systems)
> > Subject:  mistery MAP
> >
> > I am running Netview 5.1.1 on Solaris 2.6
> >
> > If I start Netview using any method (ovw, nv6000, netview, TIVOLI
> > desktop) I get a new map called "TEST1".  If I do a SHOW MAP from FILE
> > menu I see both DEFAULT and TEST1.  If I open the map called DEFAULT and
> > then delete TEST1 and then exit Netview and restart it without using any
> > "-map option" , I get the map called TEST1 again.   I beleive I created
> > a map called TEST1 some time ago, but have since done a coamplete
> > Netview install and it still comes back.   It must be in some user area
> > and by default creates this map, but I have no clue where it is or how
> > to get rid of it.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> >
> > Jeff Fitzwater
> > Princeton University

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