Commit 7c45d5b2 authored by Dries's avatar Dries

- Patch #1042706 by 1V: clean up INSTALL.txt and update links.

parent f1cc8651
......@@ -10,7 +10,6 @@ CONTENTS OF THIS FILE
* Multisite configuration
* More information
REQUIREMENTS AND NOTES
----------------------
......@@ -27,24 +26,23 @@ Drupal requires:
For more detailed information about Drupal requirements, including a list of
PHP extensions and configurations that are required, see "System requirements"
(http://drupal.org/requirements) in the Drupal handbook.
(http://drupal.org/requirements) in the Drupal.org online documentation.
For detailed information on how to configure a test server environment using a
variety of operating systems and web servers, see "Local server setup"
(http://drupal.org/node/157602) in the Drupal handbook.
(http://drupal.org/node/157602) in the Drupal.org online documentation.
Note that all directories mentioned in this document are always relative to the
directory of your Drupal installation, and commands are meant to be run from
this directory (except for the initial commands that create that directory).
OPTIONAL SERVER REQUIREMENTS
----------------------------
- If you want to use Drupal's "Clean URLs" feature on an Apache web server, you
will need the mod_rewrite module and the ability to use local .htaccess
files. For Clean URLs support on IIS, see "Using Clean URLs with IIS"
(http://drupal.org/node/3854) in the Drupal handbook.
files. For Clean URLs support on IIS, see "Clean URLs with IIS"
(http://drupal.org/node/3854) in the Drupal.org online documentation.
- If you plan to use XML-based services such as RSS aggregation, you will need
PHP's XML extension. This extension is enabled by default on most PHP
......@@ -60,7 +58,6 @@ OPTIONAL SERVER REQUIREMENTS
configuration allows the web server to initiate outbound connections. Most web
hosting setups allow this.
INSTALLATION
------------
......@@ -71,7 +68,8 @@ INSTALLATION
compression tools.
To download and extract the files, on a typical Unix/Linux command line, use
the following commands (assuming you want version x.y of Drupal):
the following commands (assuming you want version x.y of Drupal in .tar.gz
format):
wget http://drupal.org/files/projects/drupal-x.y.tar.gz
tar -zxvf drupal-x.y.tar.gz
......@@ -90,7 +88,7 @@ INSTALLATION
initially:
- Download a translation file for the correct Drupal version and language
from the translation server: http://localize.drupal.org/download
from the translation server: http://localize.drupal.org/translate/downloads
- Place the file into your installation profile's translations
directory. For instance, if you are using the Standard install profile,
......@@ -258,7 +256,7 @@ INSTALLATION
For more information on setting file permissions, see "Modifying Linux,
Unix, and Mac file permissions" (http://drupal.org/node/202483) or
"Modifying Windows file permissions" (http://drupal.org/node/202491) in the
online handbook.
Drupal.org online documentation.
8. Set up independent "cron" maintenance jobs.
......@@ -300,7 +298,6 @@ INSTALLATION
scripts/ directory. (Note that these scripts must be customized like the
above example, to add your site-specific cron key and domain name.)
BUILDING AND CUSTOMIZING YOUR SITE
----------------------------------
......@@ -318,12 +315,11 @@ multisite installation, you can also place modules and themes in the
site-specific directories -- see the Multisite Configuration section, below.
Never edit Drupal's core modules and themes; instead, use the hooks available in
the Drupal API. To modify the behavior of Drupal, develope a module as described
the Drupal API. To modify the behavior of Drupal, develop a module as described
at http://drupal.org/developing/modules. To modify the look of Drupal, create a
subtheme as described at http://drupal.org/node/225125, or a completely new
theme as described at http://drupal.org/documentation/theme
MULTISITE CONFIGURATION
-----------------------
......@@ -333,16 +329,15 @@ its own individual configuration.
Additional site configurations are created in subdirectories within the 'sites'
directory. Each subdirectory must have a 'settings.php' file, which specifies
the configuration settings. The easiest way to create additional sites is to
copy the 'default' directory and modify the 'settings.php' file as
appropriate. The new directory name is constructed from the site's URL. The
configuration for www.example.com could be in 'sites/example.com/settings.php'
(note that 'www.' should be omitted if users can access your site at
http://example.com/).
copy the 'default' directory and modify the 'settings.php' file as appropriate.
The new directory name is constructed from the site's URL. The configuration for
www.example.com could be in 'sites/example.com/settings.php' (note that 'www.'
should be omitted if users can access your site at http://example.com/).
Sites do not have to have a different domain. You can also use subdomains and
subdirectories for Drupal sites. For example, example.com, sub.example.com,
and sub.example.com/site3 can all be defined as independent Drupal sites. The
setup for a configuration such as this would look like the following:
subdirectories for Drupal sites. For example, example.com, sub.example.com, and
sub.example.com/site3 can all be defined as independent Drupal sites. The setup
for a configuration such as this would look like the following:
sites/default/settings.php
sites/example.com/settings.php
......@@ -385,15 +380,14 @@ settings, consult http://drupal.org/getting-started/6/install/multi-site
For more information on configuring Drupal's file system path in a multisite
configuration, see step 6 above.
MORE INFORMATION
----------------
- For additional documentation, see the online Drupal handbook:
http://drupal.org/handbook
- See the Drupal.org online documentation:
http://drupal.org/documentation
- For a list of security announcements, see the "Security announcements" page
at http://drupal.org/security (available as an RSS feed). This page also
- For a list of security announcements, see the "Security advisories" page at
http://drupal.org/security (available as an RSS feed). This page also
describes how to subscribe to these announcements via e-mail.
- For information about the Drupal security process, or to find out how to
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