[development] Active databases and development/test/production environment

J-P Stacey jp.stacey at torchbox.com
Fri Aug 17 14:52:43 UTC 2007

Victor Kane wrote:
> just svn:ignore settings.php

To me, that's a bit dangerous: the recent Drupal security advisory notice(s) 
affected settings.php, didn't they? So you'd have to check every live site's 
settings.php by hand if something like that happened again.

Maybe the svn-enabled solution is to override in another file, bring it in 
as an include, and svn:ignore that other file:

     $db_url = 'db_default_name';
     include("settings_override.php"); // file not found: fails silently?

   svn:ignore'd settings_override.php
     $db_url = 'db_freds_own_database';

Be nice to have a native Drupal solution, though. And that's an extra file 
hit per request.


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