[drupal-devel] Re: drupal-devel Digest, Vol 34, Issue 65
allie at pajunas.com
Mon Oct 24 00:25:30 UTC 2005
> I have no idea if and how this grant might affect Drupal's users to
> run it
> on shared hosting. I suspect that there will probably some hosters
> cause problems - probably the same that cause problems with the
> LOCK TABLE
> permission on MySQL 4. This would be only another reason to recommend
> users to change hosters to such hosters that can do an upgrade from
> 3 to 4 _and_ read the upgrade docs.
> I suggest that you or somebody else who is interested in the issue
> tries to run current Drupal HEAD on such a hosting account and reports
FWIW, The default value for MySQL's Create_tmp_table_priv is 'N'.
Many shared hosting providers create a single administrative user
with a GRANT ALL. While this is a bad idea, users on such a provider
will not see any difference.
Other hosting providers create administrative users and also site-
specific users with minimal permissions. Odds are good that sites on
these hosts will throw errors. We are in this category, and because
roughly 1/3 of all sites we host use Drupal, we added the LOCK TABLES
privilege to the list of site-user permissions. Frankly, I'm not too
excited about adding yet another privilege to the list.
+1 on using "big, bold letters" to highlight this issue in the docs
+1 on donning flame-retardant attire and readying the fire extinguisher
And because I'm a fan of the "too many settings!" dialog gridlock,
I'll pose a question: can the advanced search features be optional?
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