Rename "Nobody"?

One of the managers here wants to rename the Nobody user to have a
different name. Can this be done without a code change?

(I’m leaving SVcolo on 9/30 so custom code fixes aren’t a good idea
any more)

Jo Rhett
Net Consonance : consonant endings by net philanthropy, open source
and other randomness

One of the managers here wants to rename the Nobody user to have a
different name. Can this be done without a code change?

To a first sapproximation, no, you can’t do that. It would take some
real work.

One of the managers here wants to rename the Nobody user to have a
different name. Can this be done without a code change?

To a first sapproximation, no, you can’t do that. It would take some
real work.

Thanks, Jesse. That’s pretty much what I thought.

Jo Rhett
Net Consonance : consonant endings by net philanthropy, open source
and other randomness

One of the managers here wants to rename the Nobody user to have a
different name. Can this be done without a code change?

To a first sapproximation, no, you can’t do that. It would take some
real work.

but you should be able to “localize” most of place where it is displayed
with little RT modifications (I don’t have an RT tree here too look at,
but it should require minor change to some Mason components (maybe only
Elements/ShowUser…)).

Jo Rhett & Jesse & List,

Couldn’t you just run an SQL on the DataBase and change the “Name” field
on the USER table for ID = 10 to be whatever you want? Unless RT has a
lot of “hard-coded” logic looking for the literal “Nobody” instead of
the Id, wouldn’t that work?

Kenn
LBNLOn 9/28/2009 10:55 PM, Jo Rhett wrote:

On Sep 28, 2009, at 6:29 PM, Jesse Vincent wrote:

On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 05:09:49PM -0700, Jo Rhett wrote:

One of the managers here wants to rename the Nobody user to have a
different name. Can this be done without a code change?

To a first sapproximation, no, you can’t do that. It would take some
real work.

Thanks, Jesse. That’s pretty much what I thought.


Jo Rhett
Net Consonance : consonant endings by net philanthropy, open source
and other randomness


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Jo Rhett & Jesse & List,

Couldn’t you just run an SQL on the DataBase and change the “Name” field
on the USER table for ID = 10 to be whatever you want? Unless RT has a
lot of “hard-coded” logic looking for the literal “Nobody” instead of
the Id, wouldn’t that work?

RT doesn’t have a lot of hardcoded logic depending on Nobody, but it
is hardcoded as one of the two core users. The localization solution
is by far the cleanest.