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Hints about the exercises

Written: 13.11.2020 13:35 Written By: Ben Stock

Since there seem to be a couple of issues related to the exercises, I wanted to point out a couple of things, both specifically for the challenge and in general.

- Please check the functionality in your own browser. Register a new account and try the relevant endpoints. Our crawler is quite literally just a browser that does the same: register, visit the URLs *as specified in the exercise sheet* and check if the resulting page has the content we expect. It is also helpful to have the browser console open to see potential errors.
- There is a logfile for your screecher instance, which can be accessed through /var/log/uwsgi/app/screecher.log. You can use "tail -f /var/log/uwsgi/app/screecher.log" to follow its output to see if there are errors that happen.
- Note also Marius' news entry about the bugfix we have released. Some students are still experiencing intermittent errors, but thus far it seems those are the systems that have not applied that patch. 



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