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#44263 closed defect (bug) (worksforme)

`grunt build` removes `wp-config.php` file.

Reported by: desrosj Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.1
Component: Build/Test Tools Keywords: dev-feedback
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Every time I run grunt build locally, I am presented with an install screen when running WordPress from the build directory.

Before r43309, the wp-config.php file was created in the src directory. When grunt build runs, it removes everything in the build directory and copies everything in the src directory into build. But now that you can't run WordPress from the src directory, the wp-config.php file is never created in src to be copied to `build.

Change History (8)

#1 @desrosj
20 months ago

Forgot to specify, I am using VVV.

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20 months ago

#3 @jeremyfelt
20 months ago

Poor VVV planning on my part when core moved to the develop.svn workflow . :)

The wp-config-sample.php and wp-config-tests-sample.php files are already in the correct location (project root). VVV (and others') installations via WP-CLI can be adjusted to match. The make/core installing from svn docs already do a pretty good job of referencing it in its correct location.

I don't think there's anything we need to do in core for this one, though having the ticket here will help with awareness.

#4 @azaozz
20 months ago

having the ticket here will help with awareness.

Right. The wp-config.php file should be one level up, in the WP checkout dir, the parent directory of /src and /build. It may need to be moved there after running the install.

The only thing we can possibly do to help from core would be to check the location of wp-config-sample.php and wp-config-tests-sample.php and create wp-config.php next to them. (That looks like a pretty simple patch imho).

Last edited 20 months ago by azaozz (previous) (diff)

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20 months ago

#6 @pento
12 months ago

  • Keywords close added

Seems like this isn't a problem anymore, since we switched back to running from src?

#7 @afercia
12 months ago

I've never run in this issue because on my VVV the wp-config.php file is in the src directory. It does get copied to build. Maybe this is something that happens only in new VVVs installs?

#8 @pento
12 months ago

  • Keywords close removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed
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