[CLOSED][Nightly 2 Jan 2008] Bug? in "Installation security feature".

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[CLOSED][Nightly 2 Jan 2008] Bug? in "Installation security feature".

Post by Nakebod » Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:12 pm

I'm currently not able to use the SVN version, so I downloaded the nightly build (2 Jan, 2008) and ran the installer, like many times before.
The last step of the installer notifies my about the install directory.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO COMPLETELY
REMOVE THE INSTALLATION DIRECTORY
You will not be able to proceed beyond this point until the installation directory is removed. This is a security feature of Joomla!.
Maybe this feature isn't implemented (yet) or it's just supposed to be a warning...
Anyway, I tested/installed Joomla like an "average" user, click, click, click, done. The easy way. Why bother reading eh? :D
So, as an "average" user I didn't read the last message. (Well, in fact I did read it, but .. again, the "average" user..)

I didn't remove the install/ directory at all, and it's still possible to use the front-end and the back-end without any problems.
If this is really a security feature, this shouldn't be possible at all, right?
I expected to see an error on the front-end and back-end with a message to remove the install/ directory.
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Re: [Nightly 2 Jan 2008] Bug? in "Installation security feature".

Post by PhilTaylor-Prazgod » Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:16 pm

This is perfectly acceptable in nightly builds and svn versions.

The final piece of code that stops this is uncommented prior to a release being made. - has been this way for many years :-)
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Re: [Nightly 2 Jan 2008] Bug? in "Installation security feature".

Post by mihu » Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:03 pm

DEV Notes; Marks as CLOSED

This is not a bug as PhilTaylor-Prazgod stated.

There are lots user test J! 1.5 daily. This can speed up the testing process a little bit.
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