Easy Drupal-5.x maintenance and upgrades

Since Drupal keeps coming out with rapid updates, mainly due to security fixes, it was quite cumbersome to have to keep it up to date. However, with the below setup and the script to help with the maintenance, it was a breeze with the last couple of updates.

Note: My Drupal installation is not a standard install so usage may vary. Make sure you understand the script prior to running it. Usual disclaimer applies. You will also need root level access to shell to run the script as it is set to change ownership of files and folders using the "chown" command.

My current Drupal install is based on symbolic links for easy maintenance and upgrades. The layout is as below:

/var/www/html, /var/www/html/site_files, /var/www/html/sites are all symbolically linked to the /var/www/drupal-5.x, /var/www/drupal_files, /var/www/drupal_sites respectively where /var/www/html is the web root.

Document Root = /var/www/html -> /var/www/drupal-5.x
Files Folder = /var/www/html/site_files -> /var/www/drupal_files
Sites Folder = /var/www/html/sites -> /var/www/drupal_sites

Also, any customization to the .htaccess is on top of the default Drupal code. So the script will automatically prepend the data to the upgraded .htaccess file. Since, I also have the gallery module, the .htaccess file is also set to be writable by apache.

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at my Drupal site. may it be useful.

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Offline Manual

Hi All,

Just wondering on off line manual such as chm, html or pdf. Do anyone have done converting the Drupal handbook to off line manual?

Drupal Installation Directed Acyclic Graph

It is a work in progress but I have a directed graph here -

Yet another way of visualizing the installation process.

There are several parallel forms: the digraph, the nested list and prose interspersed with screen images.

One obvious improvement would be to segment the graphs with links from the leaf nodes on one leading to subgraphs.

Currency converter

How can I upload file to my topic.


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