Discovered a very upsetting scenario today while building out a Drupal 6 site. If you have the Update module enabled and drupal.org goes down your module admin page at
<a href="http://www.example.com/admin/build/modules">www.example.com/admin/build/modules[/geshifilter-code] stops responding. Why? I think it's because somewhere in the Update module is a call to
The quick and dirty solution is to temporarily disable the module via the
system table in your database.
How do I do that?
- Using phpMyAdmin or some other GUI tool or via the command link
- View the
- Find the row where
- Edit the row and set it's
statusfield to 0
- Refresh your modules page
UPDATE `system` SET `status` = 0 WHERE `filename` = 'modules/update/update.module'
I'm going to submit an issue about this and look into a possible solution. I was halted in my work for over an hour today because of this.
Disclaimer: I am not responsible for those of you who do not backup before making any changes to your database.