Drupal user/admin question

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Sat Sep 10 06:45:21 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-09-09 at 22:12 -0700, Patton Echols wrote:
> at some point I will need to join a drupal group if I pursue it as a 
> CMS. Hope I can get some insights as i attempt some test work.
> First is a really simple noob question.
> The documentation says that installation starts by unzipping the tarball 
> into the web root of the server (Along with setting up a DB and other 
> things). There are also comments about, "if there will be other 
> installations" that I didn't quite follow.
> Question: Instead of the web root, I'd like to drop into 
> webroot/drulaptest/ and point browsers there. I understand I could "just 
> try it" ™ but I don't want to break something else. Do any of the drupal 
> administrators / users on the list know if this would be a problem?

Drupal 6 is in the repos. I've installed it both ways, just to dink
with, as I get to edit a drupal site for content for our non-profit.
Not sure what you think it will break. It's expecting to be in your
apache path (usually /var/www/drupal) and it's fairly straight forward.
Me, just put it where it's supposed to go and setup is pretty easy. Just
follow the step-by-stepper. Drupal 7 is the newest I believe, but a lot
of folks hang back with 6 as there are more plugins/modules for it. Ric

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"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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