[development] Files directory on installation usability fix not quite usable. ; )

DragonWize dragonwize at gmail.com
Sat Dec 8 21:31:53 UTC 2007

On a second note I think that the default install of the files
directory should be in sites/default just as the default settings.php
is. This would also making it easier just to give write permissions to
that directory and the files in it, and that won't give you the full
write access to all drupal files.

This is not to say that you should be not be able to pick your files
directory path just as you normally can, I just think the default
place should be sites/default/files instead of files


On 12/8/07, DragonWize <dragonwize at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't see it as any different as the big red neon hack me sign on
> the file that contains your database username and password.
> We still do that as a convenience and then warn the user to set the
> permissions back. And it is not like more work, the user is already
> setting permissions to write then back it would just be one more done
> the same way, unless you do it all manually which is always an option.
> Alan
> On 12/8/07, Larry Garfield <larry at garfieldtech.com> wrote:
> > Because then Drupal requires write access to the entire drupal directory where
> > all code is stored.  That's a big red neon "hack me" sign.
> >
> > On Saturday 08 December 2007, DragonWize wrote:
> > > Why not just require write permission just as we require write
> > > permission of settings.php (unless you do it manually). Then use the
> > > install script to write a files directory. That way there is not a
> > > file directory in the distro and won't cause any problems with copying
> > > files over for upgrades.
> >
> >
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> >
> > "If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of
> > exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea,
> > which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to
> > himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession
> > of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it."  -- Thomas
> > Jefferson
> >
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> Alan Doucette
> Koi Technology, LLC
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Alan Doucette
Koi Technology, LLC

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