Arthur Guy wrote:
Thank you that finally solved it.
I aim to please. :)
I have also just found the variable in the
defaultsettings file marked
uploaddirectory/lock_???????, does this mean that I can lock the database by
uploading a file through the Wiki interface?
No, not unless you have hashed directories disabled, but I would expect
this to be a MASSIVE security risk. :) The first time you did this,
everyone would know what the file was. I'd just sneak the file in
there. It's probably set to the upload directory because that should be
a place where the software has write permissions.
In 1.5 you can set "siteadmin" permissions and the Special:Lockdb and
Special:Unlockdb pages magically open up. Well, they might already be
in 1.4 for people with "developer" rights. I haven't gotten this fixed
up just yet but that should be the way to do it through the software.