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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#10523 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

Could not create file due to invalid name -- upgrade error in plugins

Reported by: Denis-de-Bernardy Owned by: ryan
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.8.1
Component: WordPress.org site Keywords: 2nd-opinion
Focuses: Cc:


Ran into this when upgrading a site on yahoo hosting. Some hosts, apparently, forbid files to start with a dot or to contain spaces.

And sure enough, feedburner-feedsmith contains such a thing. Maybe we could highlight the issue in the plugin repository to ensure no files ever get added with a space in them?

Change History (3)

#1 @Denis-de-Bernardy
9 years ago

Also, could Tony get in touch with the folks at Yahoo and make them aware of the issue? It's crippling.

#2 @dd32
9 years ago

  • Milestone 2.9 deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

I do not see the point in restricting what legal characters filenames can or cannot contain, If a plugin uses a file like that then notify the author directly, I dont think its WordPress/WordPress.org's job to tell plugin authors about web hosts oddities.

The only place it'd belong would be on the !Wordpress.org codex under notes on the hosting providers for WordPress installation..

#3 @Denis-de-Bernardy
9 years ago

Agreed, up to a point -- I still think someone over at Automattic should give a notice to Yahoo.

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