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

Anisa mystavash at animecards.org
Fri Mar 25 17:09:10 UTC 2005

^.^  I dunno if I feel better for knowing that, but thank you for the 
explanation.  That may be worth a line in there in case people forget to 
log in, but what you just said is a lot 'scarier' than cookies.  ^.^;;

Actually, isn't this file old?  I was only looking at upgrade for 
myself, but I notice this on the top:

Drupal requires a web server, PHP4 (http://www.php.net/) and either
MySQL or PostgreSQL. Drupal requires PHP 4.1.0 or greater on Linux
and PHP 4.2.3 or greater on Windows. PHP5 is not yet supported.

I can't find it at the moment, but I'd swear that the PHP required thing 
was changed, and PHP 5 is supported text was added...
...and you can file this with stupid questions if you like, but how is 
PHP 4  different from the PHP 4.1.0/PHP 4.2.3?


Steven Wittens wrote:

>> 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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