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bug #18467: Client fails to get "hack" access to spawned server

Submitted by:  Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Submitted on:  Sun Aug 7 19:49:05 2011  
Category: NoneSeverity: 4 - Important
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: None
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open
Release: 2.2.4Operating System: Microsoft Windows
Planned Release: Contains string changes: None

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Sun Feb 24 13:11:04 2013, comment #6:

> Fortunately for that user, the server apparently is not shut
> down (bug 2?)

Raised as bug #20555.

Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Project Administrator
Sun Feb 17 00:38:17 2013, comment #5:

See also bug #17216

pepeto <pepeto>
Project Member
Mon Aug 22 12:56:54 2011, comment #4:

Save failed, cannot write to file "C:\Home\Administrator"/.freeciv-client-rc-2.3

I just noticed it autosaves correctly into "C:\Home\Administrator"/.freeciv/saves/. Upon trying to load one of these saves I got an error message:

/load: Name "C:\Home\Administrator\.freeciv\saves\freeciv-T0147-Y00940-auto.sav.bz2" disallowed for security reasons.
/vote: Your new vote ("load C:\Home\Administrator\.freeciv\saves\freeciv-T0147-Y00940-auto.sav.bz2") was not legal or was not recognized.

Seb <s00p>
Mon Aug 22 07:34:08 2011, comment #3:

If it helps, saving worked correctly in 2.1.8...

Seb <s00p>
Mon Aug 22 07:32:18 2011, comment #2:

I'm also having this problem, but running as Administrator does not solve it. I'm using FreeCiv 2.3.0 on Windows XP Pro, SP3. %PATH% C:\Home\Administrator, with full administrative rights to the entire directory.

In addition to the error messages in the description, I get this when I try to save game settings using the FreeCiv client: Save failed, cannot write to file "C:\Home\Administrator"/.freeciv-client-rc-2.3

Seb <s00p>
Fri Aug 19 21:43:07 2011, comment #1:

Additional info from thread: it works for this person if they install Freeciv as Administrator, but not if they don't.

Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Project Administrator
Sun Aug 7 19:49:05 2011, original submission:

Reported on the wikia forum:

In single-player mode, one Windows user is getting the message "Failed to obtain the required access level to take control of the server. The server will now be shutdown."

Clearly this shouldn't happen (bug 1). Fortunately for that user, the server apparently is not shut down (bug 2?), and they can carry on playing fine -- but they cannot save games (or do anything else requiring privilege -- they can change server settings only by dint of being the only player and winning votes, for instance).

This is their log (from the wiki page):

This is with 2.2.4, but I can't think of anything we've fixed since then that might fix this.

Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Project Administrator


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