Major installation failure and impossible to post to cabal-devel

Mats Ahlgren mats.ahlgren at
Tue Jun 15 11:29:20 EDT 2010

On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 10:32 AM, Simon Marlow <marlowsd at> wrote:
> On 21/05/2010 03:00, Mats Ahlgren wrote:
>> Additionally does not
>> really work -- it requires that you provide a username and password
>> *in order to register* with the username and password. If you fill out
>> this form, you will see a basic http auth popup appear, preventing you
>> from registering.
> Don't you just log in with the username and password you registered with?
> Cheers,
>        Simon

Apparently this is the case. =) At the risk of sounding dumb, in my
humble opinion this is non-obvious since 1) Trac seems to be a
non-ajax-based website and would seem to require an http request to
make the account, 2) an http request does not seem to have been made
(though perhaps there was a hidden redirect), 3) this combination of
regular log-in and Basic Access Authentication is seen nowhere else on
the internet. At the very least, the popup could probably say "log in
with the username and password you just submitted, or the guest
user/pass on the front page" in the .htaccess file?


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