[drupal-devel] Cleaner Directory structure

vlado vlado at dikini.net
Mon May 9 07:46:03 UTC 2005


great proposal. 

While on this theme it might be a good idea to consider the different
deployment scenarios, their merits and how does that change the
configuration. For example:

In shared hosting:

Custom (non-distribution) unix install:
(in /usr/local)

lib/drupal  -  equivalent to core above
var/drupal  -  equivalent to local above

var/www/drupal/sites/example.com/files - this is configurable anyway

lib|var/drupal are not in the web-server's display paths, this
potentially makes sharing the same web-server location with other
apps easier

windows based installs:
I'm clueless there

The changes to the current drupal are minimal, mainly in the multi-site
file include code.

Apropos. Recently there was a lengthy discussion on the debian-security
mailing list about the general security status and practises of php
applications. There was, let's say, discomfort about exposed
configurations, 'talking' files, etc... While drupal is relatively good
in this respect, we should be able to enable better practises and offer
advice on the site configuration choices. Not everyone is experienced. 
Some people are willing to learn.

Cheers Vlado

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