[drupal-devel] [bug] system/test causes various problems on various hosts

crunchywelch drupal-devel at drupal.org
Sun Mar 27 00:39:27 UTC 2005

Issue status update for http://drupal.org/node/19515

 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      cvs
 Component:    system.module
 Category:     bug reports
 Priority:     critical
 Assigned to:  chx
 Reported by:  chx
 Updated by:   crunchywelch
 Status:       patch

Yeah, just had this same issue with a client on a shared host. Prolly
outbound port 80 requests or thier dns system is wonky. Nevertheless,
the settings page is accessible, just throws an error at the top of the


Previous comments:

March 26, 2005 - 15:54 : chx

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/system_test_patch (2.68 KB)

4.6 is only RC yet but I already got support requests on #drupal-support
and at various Hungarian places about "admin/settings not displayed".
Apparently, opening sockets is not a clean business. It has various
problems in BSD jails, Windows boxes and who knows where else.
I pray on my knees -- do not release 4.6 with the current test in
admin/settings. It will be a support nightmare.
My patch tries to load a random named gif which is of course a Drupal
page which sets clean_url_ok to 1 and prints the 42 bytes required for
a 1x1 GIF. Because it is random named, it is impossible that the
information "no such information" gets cached in a stupid proxy or
When AJAX hits the core, we will be able to check whether the request
is OK or not. For now, we can only check after submit.

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