[Deploying Sakai] Polls tool problem - may be a data conversion issue?

David Horwitz david.horwitz at uct.ac.za
Tue Aug 30 06:48:51 PDT 2011

Hi Verity,

This looks like:

On 08/30/2011 03:32 PM, Verity Allan wrote:
> Hi,
> We're in the process of upgrading our Sakai deployment from 2.5 to 2.7 at
> the moment. However, we've found a strange issue with the Polls tool:
> All polls imported from 2.5 have "(awaiting options)" after them, as
> though the polls had not yet been completed. Also, after creating a new
> poll in 2.7  (which looked ok), I took the poll, and it immediately went
> into the 'awaiting options' state like the polls imported from 2.5.
> I've not been able to find either a JIRA or a mention of this problem
> on-list, so if any of you have seen this before, please let us know. It
> looks like it might be a data conversion issue - I don't think we missed
> out any steps in our conversion (as the other tools we have seem to be
> OK), but we may have done!
> (Possibly unrelated problem - when trying to view the Polls tool in the
> site I'd previously been testing as an access site member, I got an error.
> The stack trace showed a security exception, saying that I didn't have the
> privileges to view the poll. Presumably, this was because the poll was
> 'awaiting options', and I wasn't a site admin. It may be that this is a
> result of the strange situation the Polls tool is in; it may be something
> else - it's a bit hard to diagnose at the moment.)
> Any help much appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Verity
> University of Cambridge
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