This envvar is still used and is documented correctly in
ENVIRONMENT.txt in the trunk and in 2.6.  It works differently under
2.6/Trunk than it does under 2.5, so the (non)-description is
probably still valid for 2.5.

- C

----- Original Message -----
From: "jeffrey" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "jeffrey" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, September 27, 2002 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: [Zope-dev] understanding FORCE_PRODUCT_LOAD


>
> Ack!  I just noticed that this was done a few weeks ago in CVS and
should
> be in 2.6 (I imagine).  But there's still a FORCE_PRODUCT_RELOAD
listing at
> the bottom of ENVIRONMENT.txt.  Can this be removed?  Or is there
an
> unknown FORCE_PRODUCT_RELOAD environment variable in use?
>
> jeffrey writes:
>
> >
> >
> > After a hell and back and hell and hell and back and hell and
back and hell
> > and back again morning trying to update a Zope 2.3.3 site (as
ZEO client)
> > to be a Zope 2.5.1 site (including installation of some new
products), I
> > finally re-discovered the magic of FORCE_PRODUCT_LOAD
environment variable.
> >
> > The only reason I even remembered this variable existed was
because of
> > Chris McDonough mentioning it a long long time ago (before the
new Zope
> > Corp offices).
> >
> > Not only is it undocumented, it's undocumented incorrectly ;).
At the end
> > of doc/ENVIRON.txt, it's listed as FORCE_PRODUCT_RELOAD with the
wording
> > "unknown (Shane's Refresh product ???)".
> >
> > If someone with a deeper understanding of what this environment
variable
> > does - and of the correct times to use it - I'm sure there are
other people
> > it would help.  I'd document it myself, but I don't want to
spread more
> > misinformation.  I've guessed at what it does - I believe it's
forcing a
> > write to ZEO of the currently installed disk products running at
the client
> > side - but that's the nearest I could figure out.
> >
> > j.shell
> >
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