Viewing HTML Compare Reports on Linux

While working on an upgrade, I wanted to review a project using the Web Compare Reports. The problem is that my laptop is Linux, and the reports require Internet Explorer. Here’s what I did to kind of get it to work…

This is assuming that Node JS is already installed. I installed the Node web server:

sudo npm install -g http-server

Then, I changed into the compare report directory and ran the server:

cd UPGCUST/
http-server -c-1

It gave links on how I could get to the server in the output. So, the compare report was at:
http://127.0.0.1:8081/UPGCUST/ProjectCompareViewer.html

This worked fairly well, but not completely. Chrome still has a Javascript error that renders it useless. Firefox worked except for the PeopleCode had “&” cluttering it up. I haven’t found a fix for that.

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