[drupal-devel] files folder error

Earl Dunovant prometheus6 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 14:57:42 UTC 2005

There are source code distributions that put a dummy file in empty
directories for this reason.

On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 14:12:18 +0000, Gabor Hojtsy <gabor at hojtsy.hu> wrote:
> >> 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
> Goba

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