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Re: [Koha-devel] Re: functional description of installer Koha 3.0

From: Joshua M. Ferraro
Subject: Re: [Koha-devel] Re: functional description of installer Koha 3.0
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 12:25:06 -0500 (CDT)

----- "MJ Ray" <address@hidden> wrote:
> Paul POULAIN <address@hidden> wrote:
> > The later requiring to have files in
> misc/sql-datas/<language>/<level>
> Does misc have to be alongside installer?  It would be good if
> sql-datas could be somewhere outside the cgi-bin tree.
I think the sql-datas files should be moved ouside of the misc
dir, and the sql-datas dir itself should be re-named IMO.
I'd suggest something like:


> [...]
> > - install the app somewhere. I think we could keep the exact
> directory 
> > structure we have in CVS. one virtual host having cgi-bin pointing
> to 
> > /opac, the intranet one pointing to / The security risk risk
> (executing 
> > a script in misc for example) could be avoided with a .htaccess) I
> don't 
> > think we need to to things too much complex.
> I think I disagree - I'd really like to keep the cgi-bin in one tree
> and other file types in other trees, to stop people somehow executing
> a template, C4 module or config file.  Makefile.PL now in CVS HEAD is
> a start of this.  perldoc should show the documentation for it.
I tend to agree with Paul here ... a well written .htaccess can eliminate
any security problems and keeping the installation tree identical to the
cvs tree makes testing and updating an installation much much simpler.

> > - write httpd.conf
> > - write koha.conf
> These will be made by a Makeconfig.PL which I've yet to commit.
I'm planning on testing this out today, I'll let you know how it


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