[wp-hackers] Upgrade sanity checks
otto at ottodestruct.com
Wed Feb 27 23:12:05 GMT 2008
Hmmm... A quick check tells me that trunk has 487 files. I don't know
that it would be a good idea to make 487 requests to get those md5's.
Does svn offer any way to get them all at once?
On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 3:18 PM, Peter Westwood
<peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk> wrote:
> On 27 Feb 2008, at 21:06, Matt Mullenweg wrote:
> > Otto wrote:
> >> One way would be to have it load some other file which is a list of
> >> all the WordPress files, then check (and potentially hash) them
> >> all to
> >> ensure that they are unchanged. Every time a new release occurred,
> >> that file would need to be generated as part of the release process.
> >> Of course, you would want a failure to not *stop* the upgrade, but to
> >> get confirmation. The best user experience would be to put up a
> >> warning message saying "These WordPress files don't appear to be the
> >> correct versions: (list of files here). Proceed with upgrade anyway?
> >> WARNING: Proceeding may cause unexpected results! Do not proceed
> >> without knowing what you're doing. (Proceed / For the love of god
> >> stop!)"
> > I think that's a great idea.
> I discussed the idea of exposing the hashs with matt last year.
> When I looked into implementing something to be deployed on wp.org I
> found to my delight that svn gives us everything we need already!
> peter at epia (wireless:S.4) trunk 0 0.21 s $ svn info wp-blog-header.php
> Checksum: 9f85abee432181b0b8e8f28310cff11b
> peter at epia (wireless:S.4) trunk 0 0.16 s $ curl http://
> svn.automattic.com/wordpress/trunk/wp-blog-header.php --request PROPFIND
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
> peter at epia (wireless:S.4) trunk 0 0.19 s $ md5sum wp-blog-header.php
> 9f85abee432181b0b8e8f28310cff11b wp-blog-header.php
> So if we want to expose the info it is very easy to get at.
> Anyone fancy writing something which uses the last one to validate an
> install based on the svn tag?
> Peter Westwood
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