[drupal-devel] [bug] Change 'database' to 'dbname' in db_url and INSTALL.txt

Cvbge drupal-devel at drupal.org
Sun Aug 21 18:15:36 UTC 2005

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 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      cvs
 Component:    base system
 Category:     bug reports
 Priority:     minor
 Assigned to:  Anonymous
 Reported by:  Cvbge
 Updated by:   Cvbge
 Status:       patch (code needs review)
 Attachment:   http://drupal.org/files/issues/dbname2.diff (1.71 KB)

This patch is not for users good, but for us. The so called "dumb" users
come to -support and waste *our* time.

Attached a patch with 'database_name' version (which is IMO better then
db_name or dbname).

But I think we should change db_url syntax and use array-like settings.
That would be clearer, easier for user, fix http://drupal.org/node/26836
and maybe fix problems with special characters in password. Sorry, I'm
not going to make a patch for it, I have other things to do.


Previous comments:

Sun, 21 Aug 2005 17:02:34 +0000 : Cvbge

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/dbname.diff (1.68 KB)

I've seen several times that users forgot to change the 'database' in
$db_url to their real database name when installing drupal. They have
done all other steps, set up db_url but forgot only to change the
I suspect that it's because 'database' does not look as something to be
changed. So I've changed it to dbname.


Sun, 21 Aug 2005 17:14:57 +0000 : chx

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/this_patch_is_for_dumb_users_who_can_not_read_a_proper_install_text.patch (700 bytes)

Well,I think INSTALL.txt is fine especially because users do not read
it, if they would, then they would have no problem. Now, let's see this
version for settings.php


Sun, 21 Aug 2005 17:20:31 +0000 : killes at www.drop.org

dumb users should use civicspace installer...


Sun, 21 Aug 2005 17:31:17 +0000 : Morbus Iff

Chx's path goes a little too far. I'm ambivalent about this one,
honestly, but if it does get switched, at least use "db_name" and not
"dbname". The "db_" follows the previously established "standard" of

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