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Opened 18 years ago

Closed 17 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#3433 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

Option FollowSymLinks

Reported by: denis-de-bernardy's profile Denis-de-Bernardy Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.0
Component: General Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


Option FollowSymLinks is necessary for mod_rewrite to work. It would be worth investigating if this can be added by default, to avoid 403 errors on some servers.


Change History (7)

#1 @markjaquith
18 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.0.6 to 2.0.7

#2 @markjaquith
17 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.0.7 to 2.1

Are there any cases where trying to set options might cause problems? I seem to recall that on some really locked down servers, messing with stuff like that could land you in 500 territory.

#3 @ryan
17 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.1 to 2.2

#4 @foolswisdom
17 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.2 to 2.4
  • Version set to 2.0

#5 @darkfate
17 years ago

To my knowledge, there is no way to check with PHP that it's there. WordPress would have to write a test htaccess file and then ask the user if the redirection was working right. It's just not worth it since the majority of users have it enabled on their server. Maybe we can put a checkbox on the permalinks page that says something like "If you are experiencing 403 errors while using permalinks, check this box, otherwise don't touch it!"

#6 @darkdragon
17 years ago

  • Keywords hunt-irrelevant added

You know. It is highly unlikely this will ever be done based upon the difficulty and the level of skill involved.

Basically, if you know what you are doing, then you don't need this, if you don't know what you are doing, then there is nothing to do to solve your problem.

If you needed this option, then you can always create a plugin.

#7 @lloydbudd
17 years ago

  • Keywords hunt-irrelevant removed
  • Milestone 2.4 deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closing as won't fix based on darkdragon's advice.

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