Drupal user/admin question

Patton Echols p.echols at comcast.net
Sat Sep 10 15:10:31 UTC 2011

On 09/09/2011 11:45 PM, Ric Moore wrote:
> 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


If it works in /var/www/drupal that's fine, but I have other things that 
are also var/www/<something> .  The way I read the instructs is that it 
wanted to be in var/www/  What I want is a very simple 
/var/www/index.html that directs to my various live and testing projects.

I'll try out Drupal 7 because my reading suggests it will do what I have 
in mind.  6 or 7, I also intend to do it manually because I need to 
follow through the steps so I learn what it is doing.

Is there a Drupal forum or group that you find useful?


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