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good evening,

new to drupal - I want to install drush on my linux root-server, which runs OpenSuse Linux my friend does the root adminstration.

What is aimed: i want to work on all my drupal domains - but i guess that i do not need root access. Can anyone please tell me which folder I should use to install drush?

Do you need to have my file structure? Well if so, i can give you later this week.

Well a friend told me to take $HOME/local/drush, but cant we put it anywhere; we just need to make sure that drush is in our $PATH. See the README.

or what is with this hint top take the domain path like so

/var/www/vhosts/mydomain.com and echo $HOME gives me /root.

So would I create a 'local' directory in /root and install drush there

so the path would be /local/drush/drush.php? I am not just asking from a drush point of view but also from a server file structure point of view ie that I think I am not allowed to upload stuff to some server directories.

But wait - i do not want to have all root rights - is this doable?! Can i install drush into the www-directory where all the domains are rooted!?

Thanks for any and all help - it will be greatly appreciated as allways. zero-your drupalnovice

hi there just an update:

if someone wants to update the sites trough the terminal?

in that case:

I don't think it's matter where we put it, we could put it in the root if we'd like, once installed after pear-chanell....

http://drupal.org/project/drush

we can update any site on our

srv/www/htdocs

we just have to get inside the htdocs/site1 and type drush sm update do our things and get into our new site htdocs/site2 and do whatever we want to do there with drush too.

and the best thing is: one install works on all our sites.

that rocks yeah

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You can install Drush in the folder of your choice. Preferably outside www-directory. But make sure the drush command is executable.

To make drush command executable on all domains just create a symlink to drush. For e.g

$ ln -s /path/to/drush/drush /usr/local/bin/drush

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You didn't say much about the distribution you're using. but i would suggest searching for a package for your Linux distribution. Installing it that way usually is the safest and easiest. There is one for Debian/Ubuntu and Gentoo as far as i know.

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    Side note: Using pear to install is dead simple. :) See drupal.org/project/drush – Citricguy Feb 1 '12 at 7:01
  • Hi you both: my linux root-server, which runs OpenSuse Linux thx for the hints regarding pear!! – zero Feb 1 '12 at 9:11

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