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NanoSector:
Hi there :)

I've been thinking about this one.

What if (and it's just an if) SMF offered "Replacement" packages. Those are packages that include a fresh set of files, but without all the mess of installation files and the Settings.php files. Maybe you can also create a migration assistent or something to hand over your existing Settings.php into a fresh one, too.

Just a tiny suggestion (well, not that tiny actually), you can do whatever you want with it :)

Thanks! :)

Arantor:
...which would be identical to the large upgrade package without upgrade.php or the .sql files. Seems like it'd just duplicate stuff a bit much.

NanoSector:

--- Quote from: arrowtotheknee on January 20, 2012, 05:10:43 PM ---...which would be identical to the large upgrade package without upgrade.php or the .sql files. Seems like it'd just duplicate stuff a bit much.

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Did you read the bit about the migration (don't know if that's the right word?) assistant to basically clean it up any further?
As that would be pretty useful, to me.

Arantor:
As far as a migration assistant goes, it's called repair_settings.php. You could, I suppose, make it nicer but it's still basically the same thing.

NanoSector:

--- Quote from: arrowtotheknee on January 20, 2012, 05:13:37 PM ---As far as a migration assistant goes, it's called repair_settings.php. You could, I suppose, make it nicer but it's still basically the same thing.

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That repairs your settings, it doesn't clean up the database and all of that kinds of stuff.
I would implement an interface that lets you dump non-SMF tables, to clean it up.
Of course, you can use repair_settings.php but to really clean up SMF you need to have a lot more tools to begin with.

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