[Phpmyadmin-devel] PDF support?

Robin Johnson robbat2 at fermi.orbis-terrarum.net
Fri May 17 20:43:01 CEST 2002

I was just working on my documentation for my IP allow/deny code, and
noticed the commit of the PDF code. I see a major error in it. This was
the sample code for creating the table to get used:

CREATE TABLE `pdf_table_position` (
`table_name` varchar(50) NOT NULL default '',
`x` float unsigned NOT NULL default '0',
`y` float unsigned NOT NULL default '0',
PRIMARY KEY (`table_name`)
) TYPE=MyISAM COMMENT='Table positions for PDF schema';

In this, the first bug is that the table name might be longer than 50
characters. Secondly, could we possibly change the default name to
indicate that this is linked to PMA ? Possibly rename the default table to

I don't know how in depth the PDF code is, but in the configuration file,
could we please have a variable to disable it, such as
$cfg['PDF_schema_dump']? The code should check for that being set before
doing anything, and ideally after that there should be a check for the PDF
extension being loaded. (And try to load it as well).

The reason I want the configuration variable above all else, is that for a
long time I have had problems with a few PHP extensions, that have
compiled fine on my system, but if I tried to use them, they would totally
corrupt the output. So I had to disable them and not load the extensions,
but there were still a few scripts that caused problems when they loaded
the extensions on their own.

The main extensions to cause problems for me have been PDF, BZIP, GZIP,
IMAP, mcrypt and pspell.

Robin Hugh Johnson
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