SQL General error – 1553 Cannot drop index XYZ needed in a foreign key constraint

// show indexes of table
SHOW CREATE TABLE news;

// shows something like this
...
CONSTRAINT `FK_3A51546D12469DE2` FOREIGN KEY (`category_id`) REFERENCES `news_category` (`id`),
...

// drop index
ALTER TABLE news DROP FOREIGN KEY FK_3A51546D12469DE2;

howto get kohana 3.3.x or 3.2.x up and running when default route failes after fresh installation

copy the system/classes/kohana/request.php to your application/classes/kohana/request.php directory and open the file.
edit the file at around line 332 in the detect_uri method.


	public static function detect_uri()
	{

		...

		// cut out the initial base part to make sure the internal routing will get correct input
		$uri = str_replace(Kohana::$base_url.Kohana::$index_file, '', $uri);
		return $uri;
	}