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

Moshe Weitzman weitzman at tejasa.com
Wed Mar 16 01:23:12 UTC 2005

I suggest that this mail belongs in as a bug report, or  support 
request. In other words, not drupal-devel.

On Mar 15, 2005, at 8:05 PM, Ross Kendall wrote:

> Is it just me?
> Drupal doesn't seem to be picking up 'settings.php' files for 
> subdirectories...
> 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:
> 'sites/drupal-test.rosskendall.com.subsite2/settings.php'
> in an attempt to create a separate Drupal site that uses the same 
> codebase, here:
> http://drupal-test.rosskendall.com/subsite2/
> ...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?
> Cheers,
> Ross.

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