[drupal-devel] [task] Small improvement in settings.php to make it clearer for noobs

Bèr Kessels drupal-devel at drupal.org
Wed Aug 3 08:48:12 UTC 2005

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 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      cvs
 Component:    other
 Category:     tasks
 Priority:     normal
 Assigned to:  Anonymous
 Reported by:  Bèr Kessels
 Updated by:   Bèr Kessels
 Status:       patch (ready to be committed)

drumm, I do not understand you comment. Waht would need to be spread out
over separate lines? Are you hindting at
$database = 'drupal';
$database_suer = 'foo';


Bèr Kessels

Previous comments:

Wed, 08 Jun 2005 14:25:13 +0000 : Bèr Kessels

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/settings_clarify.patch (814 bytes)

I was just following a complete newbie when he installed Drupal. I will
skip the database-import part, it was hell :) But more important, IMO
is that he could not really read the documentation in settings.php
correctly. He assumed the part localhost/database in
mysql://username:password@localhost/database  referred to his database
directory. Since he was working on localhost, and knew nothing of the
concept of a SQL server, this is not too odd.

So I chnaged this into
mysql://username:password@databaseserver/databasename in the attached
patch. The filled out example reamins the same, with localhost in the
url (since 99% has localhost as sql server)

Note: I purposely did not user database_name, sinxce that will be
confused with the prefix documentation, which uses the _ in its
examples. And I hate (or well... dislike) CamelCase.


Tue, 02 Aug 2005 18:43:04 +0000 : Bèr Kessels

Patch still applies. Its a minor patch, but with some usability
improvment. Please review!


Tue, 02 Aug 2005 19:42:37 +0000 : breyten

But perhaps a small message could be added that the database server is
usually localhost? I think that makes it clearer why the first line
says databaseserver and the second localhost.


Tue, 02 Aug 2005 22:05:25 +0000 : drumm

I think seprarting things out into different lines might be worth

This is good too.

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