[Wordpress] Provide better error message in wp-config.php

Bug #365783 reported by Sebastian Geiger on 2009-04-23
This bug affects 1 person
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wordpress (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: wordpress

It would be usefull to provide a more descriptive errro message in wp-config.php if the wp-settings.php file is not found.

Currently the script only outputs:
        header("HTTP/1.0 404 Not Found");
        echo "404 Not found";

if the file /etc/wordpress/config-localhost.php is not available. This file contains the user/password information.

Suggested message would be some hind that the wp-config file could not load /etc/wordpress/config-localhost.php and an explanation of why this happens.

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) wrote :

Can you please explain with a sample of the description?


There should be something like:

"File: /etc/wordpress/config-localhost.php could not be found. The file
is either not readable by this process or does not exist. Pleas check if
/etc/wordpress/config-localhost.php exists and contains the right
password/username. Also make sure the file has mode 520."

Basically an error like this is very undescriptive because you dont know
where to start looking for:
        header("HTTP/1.0 404 Not Found");
        echo "404 Not found";

But I filed this bug quite some time ago, I can not quite recall what
was the exact problem other from what I wrote in the bug report. But I
had something to do with the fact the one for the files I mentioned was
missing or not readable.

Bhavani Shankar wrote:
> Can you please explain with a sample of the description?
> Regards

Changed in wordpress (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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