[development] Database creation on Install

Laura Scott pinglaura at gmail.com
Fri Nov 14 17:19:35 UTC 2008

There are also security reasons. It's not good for Apache to have such  
powerful permissions. It raises the stakes on security. Ultimately the  
easiest installer is operated outside of the Apache user.


On Nov 13, 2008, at 11:29 PM, Fernando P. García wrote:

> dmitry danilevsky wrote:
>> On Friday 14 November 2008 07:17:39 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.
>>> Kind regards,
>>> Amy :)
> If they already why don't we do?...
>> becouse many of the hostings do not allow creating db from php- 
>> scripts.
> Consider there are lots of people working with a local copy,  
> hostings are just an scenario but we can't  just *cut* others  
> without a good reason.
> Blessings!
> <fernandoparedesgarcia.vcf>

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