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TestRunner on Dreamhost

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Community Member, 13 Posts

14 June 2010 at 4:53am

The Testrunner script crashes at the MySQL call to create the DB since Dreamhost has turned off the permission for the MySQL "CREATE" command.

Does anybody know of a workaround?


Community Member, 37 Posts

14 June 2010 at 9:16am

Hi Jahbini,

Not a workaround as such - most shared hosts lock down MySQL permissions to limit the amount of databases a user can create and to isolate users to having access only to their own databases. Obviously if a script or site gets hacked it's a bad idea to be running a site on a MySQL user account which has a high privilege level.

The best workaround is set up a webserver on your development machine (using something like WAMP server or XAMPP) to run the tests locally.



Community Member, 13 Posts

14 June 2010 at 4:32pm

Thanks for the suggestion, but that's an option that we have decided against, as all testing needs to be done on an environment that closely matches a dreamhost PS.

Too many side-effects in changing the environment radically.