1-step Vanilla dev sites
Cross-posting this in case anyone here is interested: http://icrontic.com/discussion/97541/instant-localhost-sites-for-php-developers
To expand on the Vanilla symlinks part, for anyone who finds themselves doing lots of dev on many different sites:
I have a folder /www/_master that has 4 subfolders: applications, locales, plugins, themes. Each of those subfolders is full of symlinks to those bits and bobs from my various Vanilla-related repos. This is the "master" collection of symlinks.
[[email protected] /www/_master/locales:]# ls -la total 24 drwxr-xr-x 5 lincoln wheel 170 May 28 09:19 . drwxr-xr-x 6 lincoln wheel 204 May 27 21:55 .. lrwxr-xr-x 1 lincoln wheel 29 May 28 09:19 vf_de_DE -> /git/addons/locales/vf_de_DE/ lrwxr-xr-x 1 lincoln wheel 29 May 28 09:19 vf_es_ES -> /git/addons/locales/vf_es_ES/ lrwxr-xr-x 1 lincoln wheel 29 May 28 09:19 vf_fr_FR -> /git/addons/locales/vf_fr_FR/
I have a folder /www/_copy that contains symlinks to the 4 subfolders above, Vanilla's .htaccess, bootstrap.php, index.php, library folder, and js folder. It has normal folders named cache, config, and uploads (in fact, make this whole path of folders: cache/Smarty/compile). It has symlinks in the config folder for config-defaults.php and constants.php.
[[email protected] /www/_copy:]# ls -la total 72 drwxr-xr-x 14 lincoln wheel 476 May 27 22:14 . drwxr-xr-x 14 lincoln wheel 476 May 29 11:34 .. lrwxr-xr-x 1 lincoln wheel 22 May 27 22:14 .htaccess -> /git/vanilla/.htaccess lrwxr-xr-x 1 lincoln wheel 26 May 27 21:56 applications -> /www/_master/applications/ lrwxr-xr-x 1 lincoln wheel 26 May 25 23:35 bootstrap.php -> /git/vanilla/bootstrap.php drwxr-xr-x 3 lincoln wheel 102 May 25 23:37 cache drwxr-xr-x 5 lincoln wheel 170 May 27 21:40 conf lrwxr-xr-x 1 lincoln wheel 22 May 25 23:36 index.php -> /git/vanilla/index.php lrwxr-xr-x 1 lincoln wheel 15 May 25 23:36 js -> /git/vanilla/js lrwxr-xr-x 1 lincoln wheel 21 May 25 23:36 library -> /git/vanilla/library/ lrwxr-xr-x 1 lincoln wheel 21 May 27 22:02 locales -> /www/_master/locales/ lrwxr-xr-x 1 lincoln wheel 20 May 27 21:56 plugins -> /www/_master/plugins lrwxr-xr-x 1 lincoln wheel 19 May 27 21:56 themes -> /www/_master/themes drwxr-xr-x 2 lincoln wheel 68 May 25 23:36 uploads
NOTE: Symlinking index.php can cause path problems. So far, I haven't had any on nginx. That said... I haven't gotten very far using this yet so maybe I just haven't found it yet. If stuff is weird, manually copy index.php.
Now, anytime you copy /www/_copy to a new web root (like in the article I linked above) you'll have an always-updated copy of Vanilla in it forever.
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I've added 2 lines that will auto-setup a forum (if you supply the correct username & password etc in the last line):
Just a serious question and a bump also, of course : I see lots of symlinking, but I'm on Windows. Will these steps also work on Windows?
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@UnderDog I use a program called Link Shell Extension. You can find out all about it here: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16226/complete-guide-to-symbolic-links-symlinks-on-windows-or-linux/
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@Underdog You could try cygwin. Trying to port this script directly to Windows would be a bit of a challenge. Honestly, I can't imagine doing web dev on Windows now that I've seen the other side.
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