[wp-hackers] wp-filesystem

Jacob Santos wordpress at santosj.name
Wed Mar 5 02:42:53 GMT 2008

I can confirm Spencerp's report as I have also done as Spencerp's steps.

This is the link I'm redirected to (and yes, I do know this is a live 


Is the 404. It is interesting, very interesting. So update.php exists of 
course. However, something is causing the 404 error. It might be 
unrelated to any change dealing with the wp-filesystem. To confirm that, 
would have to do something else that handles actions and as such.

As an aside, since this deals with testing, any vote on moving any 
further account to wp-testing mailing list? There might be others other 
there having similar problems.

DD32 wrote:
> Oh, Wait, I might've understood it wrongly, Are you saying it deleted *ALL* the wordpress files?
> If thats the case, Then something in the get_base_dir() function must be borked on your setup.
> So, Your folder structure is as:
> ABSPATH = /home/user/...../vindictivebastard.net/public_html/wordpress/..
> And when you login via FTP its locked to
> /vindictivebastard.net/public_html/wordpress/.. ?
> Or is it locked to a different directory?
> Sorry about that, I guess theres a reason it should be only run in testing environments still.. 
> Later this evening i'll write up a plugin that simulates a plugin upgrade but doesnt change the files, see if that turns up whats going wrong? 
> On Wed, 05 Mar 2008 11:52:00 +1100, spencerp <theone.andonly.mr.awesome at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think I know what's going on here... All my domains are on my main
>> "spencerp.net" account. When I FTP in, I'm FTP-ing to ftp.spencerp.net
>> host with main account user and password. Once I'm IN then, I see ALL of
>> my domains listed there... as their names of the domains are folders...
>> vindictivebastard.net/
>> public_html/
>> so on so forth...
>> So really, I'd almost have to connect to VB with it's OWN FTP host name,
>> user and password right? But, that will screw up everything, and I'd
>> have to re-add all the files and such like I'm starting fresh again...
>> Just would have to use the VB wp-config.php file and .htaccess file
>> after I changed up the account FTP stuff or whatever...
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Jacob Santos

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