[drupal-devel] [bug] Change default for files directory

killes drupal-devel at drupal.org
Fri Aug 19 22:02:50 UTC 2005

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 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      cvs
 Component:    file system
 Category:     bug reports
 Priority:     normal
 Assigned to:  killes at www.drop.org
 Reported by:  killes at www.drop.org
 Updated by:   killes at www.drop.org
 Status:       patch (code needs review)

We could of course hardcode the variable to
$conf['file_directory_path'] =  conf_init() .'/files';

in settings.php and remove the admin selectable download directories
alltogether. Problem is that /sites would have to be webserver writable
which might not be desirable. Also, we would need a way to protect
private downloads...

killes at www.drop.org

Previous comments:

Mon, 23 May 2005 20:07:40 +0000 : killes at www.drop.org

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/file-default.patch (4.98 KB)

Currently the defautl for the file storage directory is /files. This is
a problrem if you should later decide to setup more than one site from
the same source code. The attached page changes the default to be
/sites/default/files (defautl is replaced by the site url if the
default directory is renamed).


Tue, 24 May 2005 20:22:17 +0000 : Dries

The fact that the different files-directories are potentially shared in
a multi-site setup probably needs to be documented in the form
description.  I suggest you update the form descriptions too so the
user understands why we are suggesting to store files in that
particular directory.

I guess it would be even better to _force_ files to be stored in the
proper sub-directory of the sites-directory.  I see two problems with
that though: legacy code will stop working, and URLs to static files
become longer/uglier.  It does get us a step closer to the proposed
separating of 'system files' and  'local files'.



Wed, 25 May 2005 02:47:45 +0000 : moshe weitzman

i'm curious how the bryght folks do this. they run a large mutli-site

you could work around this by setting a $conf['file_directory_path'] n
a site's settings.php.


Wed, 25 May 2005 06:55:39 +0000 : singularo

I discovered this with the image module, and worked around it by using
files/www.whatever.com in the file system path setting, but I think it
would be better to have seperate "files" directories for each site.


Mon, 01 Aug 2005 02:16:01 +0000 : killes at www.drop.org

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/file-default_0.patch (7.23 KB)

I#ve updated the patch and added some blurb to the general file setting
path. I agree with Dries that we should force the people to use a file
patch that contains their domain name. Not sur how to do that, though.

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