Last modified: 2010-05-15 15:28:54 UTC

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Bug 704 - LocalSettings.sample is misleading, obsolete
LocalSettings.sample is misleading, obsolete
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Installer (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal major (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-10-12 22:21 UTC by Brion Vibber
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:28 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Brion Vibber 2004-10-12 22:21:43 UTC
Much of LocalSettings.sample is incorrect, obsolete, misleading, or downright
dangerous. It leads people astray when they try to do manual installs instead of
using the installer, and desperately needs to be updated.
Comment 1 JeLuF 2004-10-12 22:25:25 UTC
Should it be deleted instead? 
- Users don't need to generate LocalSettings.php from the sample
  any more, the config script generates a LocalSettings.php
- Duplicating data (DefaultSettings.php and LocalSettings.sample)
  is error-prone.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2004-10-12 22:27:26 UTC
Nothing should be duplicated between DefaultSettings.php and
LocalSettings.sample. There would, however, be duplication between the
generation code in config/index.php and LocalSettings.sample.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2004-10-13 20:14:53 UTC
I've gone ahead and removed it.

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