[drupal-devel] subsite - sharing codebase - doesn't work as expected

Ross Kendall drupal at rosskendall.com
Wed Mar 16 01:07:09 UTC 2005

Is it just me?

Drupal doesn't seem to be picking up 'settings.php' files for 

I hadn't really used the multiple 'settings.php' ability, so I thought I 
would give it a test out by trying to set up a main drupal site, with a 
subsite that shared the Drupal codebase, (and the database tables for 
sharing users).

This didn't work as expected.  In fact Drupal did not want to recognise 
a 'settings.php' file for a subdirectory of the main site.

My test is here:
http://drupal-test.rosskendall.com/ (plain CVS install - done today)
which uses 'sites/drupal-test.rosskendall.com/settings.php'

However, when I create this settings file:
in an attempt to create a separate Drupal site that uses the same 
codebase, here:
...it does not even recognise the settings file.

Obviously I'm not very familiar with this feature, but I do suspect that 
something is broken, because it does not do 'what it says on the can'.

Any insights? Or can anyone confirm this is not working as it should?


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