[development] Database creation on Install

Dmitri Gaskin dmitrig01 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 14 05:23:56 UTC 2008

This has not yet been attempted (I think) simply because most people  
do not install with a user with sufficient rights to create a  
database, and therefore there is no need for most people

Please correct me if I'm wrong.


On Nov 13, 2008, at 9:17 PM, Amy Stephen wrote:

> I apologize if this is not the appropriate place to ask this  
> question but I am curious after checking out your fine development  
> work.
> Why doesn't the Drupal Installation process try to create the  
> database if it doesn't exist already? WordPress is the same. Joomla!  
> will use the database if it exists - and create it, provided the ID  
> has sufficient permissions. It's just another "make things easier"  
> step (for both the "newbie" crowd, but also developers testing/ 
> working).
> I was curious if there were security concerns? Or, if it just never  
> seemed to be someone's itch?
> Again, if I am out of place with this question, please let me know,  
> and forgive my ignorance.
Nope, this is the right place.
> Kind regards,
> Amy :)

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