phpMyAdmin problem - no Edit/Delete on Browse
smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Fri Jun 2 09:48:41 PDT 2006
On Sun, 28 May 2006 at 18:26:46 +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> Ian Smith wrote:
> > On Sun, 28 May 2006, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> > > Ian Smith wrote:
> > > > running 5.4-RELEASE and installed phpMyAdmin 22.214.171.124 with pkg_add -r
> > [..]
> You would be well advised to upgrade to the latest phpMyAdmin, which is
> version 2.8.1, and is in the current ports. There are a number of security
> problems that affect many earlier versions. If you look at the list of
> security announcements at http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security.php
> then with version 2.6.1pl3 you're potentially vulnerable to anything announced
> after PMASA-2005-1
It's good advice for sure, however not practicable at the moment. As I
said, this laptop is not net-accessible, and I just needed to get a job
done. According to the requirement list, I'd have to update php, expat,
mysql version! - surely a case of the tail wagging the dog? - and even
xorg, pretty much everything. Not really doable on a 28.8k modem link.
So, given my broadband application is on 'hold' awaiting local enabling
which might take months, I'm going for a 6.1 4-CD set as soon as they're
available; packages and/or distfiles is really the only way to go for
those (still many) parts of the planet without fast, cheap connections.
> > Think I'll start again with the installed config. I really can't recall
> > if this problem was there since installation, but as mentioned all other
> > import/export, create/drop/copy database/table, adding rows etc all just
> > works well so far, excepting edit/delete availability on browse.
I did start again from scratch; no difference. Still can't believe that
such a show-stopper bug wouldn't have obviously affected many phpmyadmin
users on 5.4 - people do use it to edit records, don't they? - so still
have to suspect some local config issue. Tried another browser and all.
> I have a vague memory that I've seen something like this mentioned as a
> bugfix in the release notes for phpMyAdmin, but I can't put my finger on
> exactly where. You can see the release notes for most phpMyAdmin versions
> but the formatting is all wrong before the 2.8.x series.
Yes, read every one since 2.6.1; nothing that struck me as even similar.
Anyway, thankyou Matthew for your helpful advice and clues.
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