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FS#2917 Unable to protect conf/ folder
Now PHP must have write permissions to conf/ directory only for config plugin (and installer). Despite of config plugin always modifying only local.php and local.php.bak it can't work if PHP has write permissions only to this files. So after install there no way to protect conf/ directory and to save ability of editing configuration.
I think that config plugin must work even it has only write permissions to local.php (not to all conf/ folder). In this case it should display a warning like "I can't create backup", but allow to save configuration.
It should be possible to shift these files to conf/local/ directory by modifying the config cascade in preload.php.
[ Longer term, I'd like to separate all of the locally modifiable conf files into a separate directory, but that's just me ]