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

Moshe Weitzman weitzman at tejasa.com
Wed Jul 15 16:39:17 UTC 2009

fixed in d7 with sites/sites.php. you can map one path to another so
the that two environments can be made to look the same. see

of course d6 still needs some tricks.

On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 11:09 AM, 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?

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