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MDeploy - Moodle 3.5.1+

 
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Re: MDeploy - Moodle 3.5.1+
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My problem is that it positively encourages admins to run insecure sites. 

As you say, this tends to be exactly the same group of users who won't have much knowledge about server security. 

I know that other well known applications do this (Wordpress I'm looking at you). But I know experienced server admins who will not touch the likes of Wordpress. 

It also relies on plugin administrators keeping their info up to date in the plugins database

 
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Re: MDeploy - Moodle 3.5.1+
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Good points!

Yep, WordPresses and Joomla's too boot!

But that's why some 'consultants' can actually make a living ... uhhhh, which isn't me, BTW.

'spirit of sharing', Ken


 
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So, Ken...

Did you ever get your answer about mdeploy?  I have a moodledata directory that has seen many upgrades.  I am now setting up a new server for 3.5 and I would like to trim the fat smile.

All the best,

Mathieu

 
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Picture of Ken Task
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No, never did.   Believe the proper place for mdeploy files, etc. is in moodledata directory.  Have a server that uses some 'big' plugins ... at least the zips are larger than most ... and have noticed/experienced they didn't update well via GUI mdeploy.    Seem to get stuck after the current code plugin directory is removed ... which means half way.  Can see the new code zip present but no 'activity' towards using it - at least I've not found a way to see that activity.

Anyhoo, Have resorted back to manual updates for those via hide, wget, php script in admin/cli.

Would assume that once the DB is updated with version information etc. that all those directories not really needed.   There is currently no method via the GUI to use those previous versions in a 'rollback' as far as I know/can see.

However, my experience may not be yours!   So on the side of caution, one could archive, save out to another handy location, in case I was wrong! smile

My 2 cents ...

'spirit of sharing', Ken


 
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