[wp-hackers] Plugin Activation

Matt speedboxer at gmail.com
Sun Jun 17 22:10:36 GMT 2007

Do any of your other users use MySQL 4.1.20 and NOT have the problem? If
not, get your users on MySQL 4.1.21 or MySQL 5.x. It could be a bug in MySQL

On 6/17/07, Andy Staines <andy at yellowswordfish.com> wrote:
> I asked three or four weeks back if anyone had any idea why one user
> of my forum plugin was not seeing the admin menu (under 'Manage').
> This went unresolved but there is something weird going on so I
> thought I'd have another go to see if anyone had any ideas.
> I now have three users with this problem (out of a large number who
> don't) - two are using 2.2 and one 2.1. The only thing they seem to
> have in common is they are all using MySQL 4.1.20 - and, what's more,
> the activate hook that creates the tables is also either failing, or,
> MySQL 4.1.20 doesn't want to do it. So these three end up with no
> tables created, an incomplete activation of the plugin and no admin
> menu!
> The questions raised by this are - why should 4.1.20 fail to create
> the tables and why should this stop the menu from being created. I
> can see no relationship between the db and the menuing system. Plus,
> in all cases, the plugin appears correctly in the 'active_plugins'
> option record.
> I would really like to sort this out if possible but I am completely
> stuck for ideas. Can anyone advise? (On my original query I had
> responses to do with the activate hook usage and the add_submenu_page
> usage but these work fine 99.9% of the time and are correct.
> Something else seems to be in play here).
> As an extra item, I tried the simple expedient in testing of forcing
> the tables to fail via code. This led to the plugin activation page
> returning the message: 'Plugin could not be activated because it
> triggered a fatal error' but it WAS in fact activated (albeit
> crippled) and I still got the menu appearing! I assume this is a bug
> in the plugin activation code.
> This is driving me nuts and my hair is turning white. OK - it was
> already white but now it's falling out. Can anyone point me in the
> right direction?
> regards
> Andy
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