[drupal-devel] files folder error
gabor at hojtsy.hu
Tue Mar 15 14:13:19 UTC 2005
>> By shipping an empty files/, we get:
>> a) go to admin pages.
>> b) read permissions warning. curse.
>> c) change permission
> You can even skip that curse by pointing out in the install file that
> they need to change the permissions. This was my 3rd and smoothest
> drupal install yet, so it particularly annoyed me. ;p There should be
> no warnings like that out of the box.
> I think the reason that they don't give a default files directory is
> perhaps safety... technically, the way it is now, you can put files
> wherever you want. It may not be desirable to have everyone put it in
> the same place. Even so, it seems to be required, so it should be in
> the install text. :)
The reason why there is no empty files dir IMHO is that some
compression/decompression utils tend to remove empty folders on archive
creation/extraction. So having an empty files folder given these tools
will not help users, but would add a point to the confusion stream:
a) go to admin pages
b) read warning. curse.
c) find files folder in archive, wonder why it is not extracted
d) create files/.
e) refresh admin page.
f) wtf, dude?!
g) change permission
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