[development] Patching settings.php

Khalid B kb at 2bits.com
Fri Aug 4 01:18:27 UTC 2006


I like the idea of using the host the admin used. This is the safest
and probably 'correctest' bet ...


Installing to default is good, until you decide to go to multi site,
like I did from 4.6 to 4.7. NOW you have unportabe data, since
all the images and files are now in sites/example.com/files and
not in sites/default/files.

I had to manually edit many nodes to change the paths for
images and files.

The reverse is seemless though: if a sites outgrows the current
multisite install, and I decide to go from sites/example.com/files
to a single site, everything is where it is and it is more portable
that way.

I also found out the same: if you copy the default settings.php
to example.com/settings.php and point your browser to the
url http://example.com, then install.php will be called and it
works the same way as if on default/settings.php

Very convenient ...

Substitute example.com with www.example.com above :-)

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