[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #14295: 2.9.2 to 3.0 htaccess not upgrading & breaks image paths

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Fri Jul 16 06:41:00 UTC 2010

#14295: 2.9.2 to 3.0 htaccess not upgrading & breaks image paths
 Reporter:  gazouteast    |       Owner:                                                                     
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new                                                                
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review                                                    
Component:  General       |     Version:  3.0                                                                
 Severity:  blocker       |    Keywords:  BUG, htaccess, 404, images, ms-blogs.php, blogs.dir.php, WPMU 2.9.2

Comment(by gazouteast):

 Replying to [comment:1 ryan]:
 > Indeed, htaccess is not automatically updated.  It likely never will be
 given that we would have to bring the filesystem abstraction code into the
 picture and require FTP auth to get write access.  Further, many multisite
 operators heavily customize their rewrite rules and we'd have to take care
 not to stomp those customizations.  Upgrading MU/multisite imposes a
 greater burden than upgrading single site WP.

 Sorry Ryan - but that's a cop-out.  WP already has FTP access for auto
 upgrades of core, themes, and plugins - and you of all people should know
 that after the debacle in 2.7.x when the FTP credentials saving got
 scrambled because of the unpublished need to increase php memory
 allocation pre-upgrade to 2.7.x

 Also, as you know, htaccess reads and activates in a cascade the same as
 css - last rule read is the one applied.  Therefore you could APPEND the
 new content to the old file and provide an admin page for site admins to
 debug from.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14295#comment:3>
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