[wp-hackers] Auto Update Plugins

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Thu Feb 19 17:37:24 GMT 2009

A new topic basically, but this seems like it might be a pretty easy  

Perhaps the plugin autp-upgrade script should simply check the  
directory for an .svn directory, and if it's there, don't upgrade?   
(With requisite notice of course!)


On Feb 19, 2009, at 11:28 AM, Mike Schinkel wrote:

> It's really sad to me that you discredit other use-cases besides  
> your own.
> However, let's assume your view is the ideal view and mine is just  
> wrong. Here's where there is a REAL problem with the current  
> situation: IF someone "stupidly" decides to attempt a plugin upgrade  
> on a directory using Subversion as the plugin admin section so  
> constantly urges them to do THEN it deletes the existing plugin but  
> DOES NOT upgrade or even restore the old plugin, the plugin  
> installer simply won't restore anything, and the site is broken.
> Please understand that not everyone who uses a site is the one who  
> built it and thus not everyone using uses a site will know not to  
> upgrade a site that is using Subversion.
> THIS SITUATION IS A BUG, not a feature and needs to be fixed somehow.

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