[development] Files directory on installation usability fix not quite usable. ; )
dragonwize at gmail.com
Sat Dec 8 21:05:58 UTC 2007
I don't see it as any different as the big red neon hack me sign on
the file that contains your database username and password.
We still do that as a convenience and then warn the user to set the
permissions back. And it is not like more work, the user is already
setting permissions to write then back it would just be one more done
the same way, unless you do it all manually which is always an option.
On 12/8/07, Larry Garfield <larry at garfieldtech.com> wrote:
> Because then Drupal requires write access to the entire drupal directory where
> all code is stored. That's a big red neon "hack me" sign.
> On Saturday 08 December 2007, DragonWize wrote:
> > Why not just require write permission just as we require write
> > permission of settings.php (unless you do it manually). Then use the
> > install script to write a files directory. That way there is not a
> > file directory in the distro and won't cause any problems with copying
> > files over for upgrades.
> Larry Garfield AIM: LOLG42
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