[development] Some of core to contrib?

Walt Daniels wdlists at optonline.net
Tue Apr 21 15:55:54 UTC 2009

>It would be just a package exactly like any other. Already, if I am
not mistaken, if you put a module of the same name in
sites/all/modules then it will win over the core modules. If that's
not so anymore, it'll be too easy to change.


I believe this is true as I just did it on a Acquia site that had some of
their package in a subdirectory of /modules (non-core contrib). However I
wound up with conflicts somewhere as some parts of the theme no longer
worked. I fixed it by downloading all the Acquia approved modules to
/sites/all/modules and deleting the Acquia versions. I have no idea if
theirs were vanilla off contrib or if they had tweeked them. I did not do a
careful experiment to find out exactly what caused the problem (problem was
the theme config page did not save its results to the database so it had no

I think what Acquia is doing is a precursor of some of the discussion here.
So this is a warning that there be dragons there.

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