Bug 28151 - Missing documentation on variable "access_dir"
Summary: Missing documentation on variable "access_dir"
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Koha
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: 20.11
Hardware: All All
: P5 - low normal (vote)
Assignee: Bugs List
QA Contact: Testopia
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Keywords: Manual
Depends on: 11317
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Reported: 2021-04-15 09:02 UTC by Michael Kuhn
Modified: 2022-07-04 12:45 UTC (History)
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Description Michael Kuhn 2021-04-15 09:02:33 UTC
Bug 11317 introduced in Koha 18.05 a new variable "access_dir" which is nowhere documented in the Koha manual, as far as I could see. In new Koha installations  the following can be found in "koha-conf.xml"

<access_dirs>
  <access_dir></access_dir>
  <access_dir></access_dir>
</access_dirs>

but it is nowhere explained how to set or how to use these veriables.

In older versions of Koha that are updated these variables are missing and as far as I can remember there is no notice that they should/could be added.

However, if you click Koha menu "Tools > Access files" you will get the message:

Error: Files could not be found because the "access_dir" option was not set in "koha-conf.xml". Contact your system administrator to add this option.

There is section https://koha-community.org/manual/20.11/en/html/tools.html#access-files in the manual but it just says "The directories where the files are stored need to be defined in the koha-conf.xml file." without further explanation.
Comment 1 Katrin Fischer 2022-07-04 12:45:01 UTC
The access_dir is used as the path or paths for the "Access file" tool, there is no other use I am aware of.