[development] Why is the Drupal File System relative to website root and not relative to admin/settings/file-system path?

ufuk bayburt ufukbay at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 16:02:38 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 6:09 PM, Clemens Tolboom <clemens at build2be.nl>wrote:

> Having a development test acceptance and production environment it's a
> drag when moving the production database and files to an acceptance or
> development environment.
> One has to update the files database table and more tables or do
> trickery with symlinks to get the site running clean.
> If we could make the filepath in the files table relative to
> the /admin/settings/file-system path the real files are relocatable
> without pain. Just do a db load and a rsync to get the files and change
> the dmin/settings/file-system path.
> What do you think? Did I miss something important?
See http://drupal.org/node/366464.
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