[drupal-devel] install text upgrading section in the wrong order?

Steven Wittens steven at acko.net
Fri Mar 25 16:42:24 UTC 2005

> Can you put the reason in?  Or maybe, big letters, *essential*, 
> because it sounds fairly so.  All of the steps are essential of 
> course, but that one is a little counter intuitive, I don't know why 
> I'm doing it.  Does this not work if you have cookies disabled?

The reason we do this is to prevent just anyone from running a site's 
update.php. If you don't have a valid cookie, you will have to edit 
update.php at the top, and change a variable there to disable the access 
check temporarily ($access_check = false, it's explained at the top of 
the file). Users should be reminded to set this back afterwards to 
maintain security.

Steven Wittens

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