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

Morbus Iff morbus at disobey.com
Wed Mar 16 21:30:40 UTC 2005

>>    If you want a separate Drupal installation under a subdirectory (such
>>    as www.example.com/site3), it's important that the subdirectory exists
>>    and refers back to the primary location of your Drupal install. For
>>    example, if your primary installation is located in the directory
>>    'www.example.com', then the following shell command run in the
>>    'www.example.com' directory would create a symlink for 'site3':
>>      ln -s . site3
> It would be good to be consistent with terms, so maybe
 > 'document root' should be used when refering to 'the directory'.

I worry about this. "DocumentRoot" is the name of an Apache directive. The 
only other place we mention some fort of that in the INSTALL.txt is:

    This will create a new directory drupal-x.x.x/ containing all
    Drupal files and directories. Move the contents of that directory
    into a directory within your web server's document root or your
    public HTML directory:

In this paragraph, "document root" == "Apache DocumentRoot". It does not 
necessarily equate to "Drupal installation directory" or even a "public 
HTML directory."

Using "document root" would confuse issues, as "Drupal installation 
directory" doesn't NECESSARILY equate to the "document root" phrase we, or 
Apache, has already established.

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