Cannot register module

As it is right now. contentbox register modules based on folder name and ignore module entrypoint.

I have tested this with my module: GitHub - Tropicalista/contentbox-mortgage: A ContentBox mortgage module

If I try to install from forgebox it is installed in directory called /contentbox-mortgage-master and it’s not registered.

If i change the name of folder to match module entry point /cbMortgageCalculator it works properly.

So is there any option in box.json to set the name of folder where the module will be unzipped?

I have tried with packageDirectory, without success.

The problem is that CommandBox is not installing the packages. ContentBox
just downloads from forgebox and places them in the modules_user
directory. However, the name should not matter, the entry point registers
as it is told. Could it be that it is in an embedded folder?


Luis F. Majano
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The entry point is not registered. I don’t know why.

The module it’s not installed in embedded folder. I was thinking that contentbox get the name to register from database, where it’s saved the folder name.

Do you have a test case for me

Luis Majano
Ortus Solutions, Corp
P/F: 1-888-557-8057

Luis simply try to install contentbox mortgage module in contentbox. Once activated, try to insert in a page a mortgagePlan widget.

It will throw an error saying that cbMortgageCalculator:main.mortgageRender handler does not exists.

Thanks will try it

Luis Majano
Ortus Solutions, Corp
P/F: 1-888-557-8057

Ok, Firgured it out.

The problem is that the way things are unzipped from github can be anything, usually the -master or something.

However, you cannot rely on that. What I recommend is using Module Aliases, so you can execute modules according to your aliases instead of folder on disk.

On your ModuleConfig.cfc just add this:

this.aliases = [ “cbMortgageCalculator” ];

This way, the module can have execution aliases.

Thanks Luis,

this way works.