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icon4.gif  uninstall.php extremely dangerous!!! [message #32732] Mon, 17 July 2006 17:32 Go to next message
ateicos is currently offline  ateicos   Italy
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this morning i've uninstalled FUDforum through che uninstall.php file. i've get a result page "cannot delete these files... ". what a surprise! the undeleted files where in my documents folder!

all photos, project, documents and mores where permanently deleted by uninstall.php!

i know i'm the only responsable of this action. i'm tring to rescue deleted data.

so, if you have to uninstall FUDforum, please remove manually every files, directory and mysql table.
Re: uninstall.php extremely dangerous!!! [message #32734 is a reply to message #32732] Mon, 17 July 2006 19:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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uninstall.php removes all files from the specified directory, so yes you have to extremely careful when using it since all files and directories will be removed from the specified path.

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Re: uninstall.php extremely dangerous!!! [message #32746 is a reply to message #32734] Tue, 18 July 2006 08:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Ilia ha scritto mar, 18 luglio 2006 01:44

uninstall.php removes all files from the specified directory, so yes you have to extremely careful when using it since all files and directories will be removed from the specified path.


i think this file have to be remove from the package.
the alternative is to alert users about what it do!

write in the "README" file "to uninstall remove manually folders and tables in FUDforum"
Re: uninstall.php extremely dangerous!!! [message #33222 is a reply to message #32746] Fri, 18 August 2006 15:30 Go to previous message
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ateicos wrote on Tue, 18 July 2006 08:30

Ilia ha scritto mar, 18 luglio 2006 01:44

uninstall.php removes all files from the specified directory, so yes you have to extremely careful when using it since all files and directories will be removed from the specified path.


i think this file have to be remove from the package.
the alternative is to alert users about what it do!

write in the "README" file "to uninstall remove manually folders and tables in FUDforum"



Yesterday I removed the Fudforum by use of uninstall.php. The FUDforum was located on my hosting server at a co location. After running the uninstall I noticed MY WEBSITE WAS NOT LONGER THERE. I checked the web-directory via FTP and there was no html files in sight.

I had to call my hosting company and had them refer to the backups in order to restore my site. If it had a read me under the uninstall directory this would of been helpful.

All I can think of that went wrong was during the uninstall it asked for the directory in which the Forum was located (optional to leave blank) and I used the http://mycompany.com/FudForum/ location and I think that's what did it.

6hrs Later my site was back up.

Please revise this uninstall.

[Updated on: Fri, 18 August 2006 15:33]

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