[drupal-devel] files folder error
steven at acko.net
Wed Mar 16 10:37:01 UTC 2005
> So, basically, since I know no one here likes long irrelevent stories,
> I would like to know why there isn't anything in the install file
> about making the 'files' folder... apparently it must be necessary,
> because you get a big red: The directory /files/ does not exist.
> error. (Drupal 4.5.2 has this changed in 4.6?)
> It's not quite documentation, and I know what to do about it so it's
> not support. Just askin'. :)
There was some talk about this on IRC a couple days ago.
We came up with the idea to replace the simple warning "/files does not
exist" with "The directory 'files', which is needed by Drupal, does not
exist." followed by a [Create this directory] button.
This has several advantages:
- It is clear to users that the directory is needed.
- People who still want to change/move the directory don't get it
created by accident.
- People who have special set ups get a chance to create it manually.
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