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Item4927: pseuso-install molest LocalSite.cfg activating plugins you only want linked but not activated

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pseudo-install has been modified in a way so it updates LocalSite.cfg activating the plugins that were pseudo-installed.

That is a very unwanted feature.

It is common to pseudo-install more plugins than you activate via configure.

I need that for testing plugins. I cannot spend time running pseudo-install each time I need to disable a plugin.

On test servers the pseudo-install runs regularly via cron and it should NEVER EVER do anything that changes the server configuration.

Please revert this feature ASAP

-- TWiki:Main/KennethLavrsen - 04 Nov 2007

If it was an unwanted feature, i wouldn't have added it. When you are developing/testing plugins, the ability to quickly and cleanly install and uninstall is very important. pseudo-install respects an existing enabled setting in LocalSite.cfg and will not activate a plugin that was previously explicitly deactivated.

To the best of my knowledge, and certainly in my experience, it is not common to pseudo-install more plugins than you activate (or explicitly deactivate). If a plugin is not enabed it is not complied, so by installing all plugins the only thing you are testing is that none of the plugins overwrites core files - and if you install -force, you don't even know that, until it crashes mysteriously.

However I just don't have the energy to argue about this, so I reverted the default behaviour.


I guess it was the presence of the pseudo-install all that created the problem. Combined with the activation of the plugins it became a horror. If you pseudo-install with a small list of plugins the problem was not so severe because you had cleverly made it not activate a plugin if the setting was already there and =0

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 05 Nov 2007

Summary pseuso-install molest LocalSite.cfg activating plugins you only want linked but not activated
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen
Codebase ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-4.3.0, Fri, 12 Oct 2007, build 15261
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Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:15485 TWikirev:15486
TargetRelease n/a

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