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Oddity with configuration interface since upgrade

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Registered: 10/08/03
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I upgraded my 1.4.1 to 1.5.2 over the weekend. My 1.4.1 setup had been using the Professional theme for a while but I had previously used the Smooth Blue theme and those files still existed in the layout directory.

After the upgrade to 1.5.2, when I access the new configuration interface (which is an AWESOME improvement to using config.php) a strange thing occurs. Making a change and then clicking the "save" button will almost always produce this error message -

Template Error: set_root: /home/xxxxxx/public_html/layout/Smooth_Blue/admin/config is not a directory.

If I hit the 'back' button the change I made IS there and DID take effect on the site, which is the good news. Sometimes if I hit the 'save' button a second time after going back, no error message appears.

I said "almost always" earlier because it does not happen every time. I have not narrowed it down to anything specific yet. The site is working fine and the changes I request do take effect as I said, but this odd error keeps popping up.

Since I was no longer using the Smooth Blue theme anyway, I deleted it's directory under the layout folder but it made no difference. Like I said, as far as users are concerned, the site is working fine so it's not a really big deal, just odd.

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Sounds very similar to this issue. Time to look into that bug, I guess ...

bye, Dirk

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Registered: 29/12/04
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Location:Champaign, Illinois
Yup, same issue.
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