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Configuring dev-site specific settings is easy using the $conf array in settings.php

Sometimes I need to also disable (securepages) or enable (devel) certain modules on a dev site, but I don't know of an analogous method for doing this via settings.php

One hack which seems tempting is to define, say, menu_init() in settings.php (*gasp), and make that function check that the required modules are enabled using module_exists().

[* Yes, all manner of things might asplode if menu.module defined that function. OMG,ETC.]

So I'm wondering if people have done similar things to make sure their dev site is correctly configured, and if so, what. Is this the Poor Dev's Pantheon?

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  • Related, but not the same question: drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/2387/… Commented Aug 1, 2011 at 7:29
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    Current approach is to make a little restore.sh which installs the DB, makes any DB-level changes required, and then calls drush to enable/disable the modules required. Commented Aug 1, 2011 at 7:30
  • We use a custom drush command for this.
    – Justin
    Commented May 28, 2014 at 1:31
  • Tonight I noticed Environment Modules which appears to be another (see answer below) solution to part of this. Not a recommendation, just noticed it exists. Commented Jul 19, 2014 at 8:48

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(It was me who wrote the instructions for the hook_init() hack at http://drupal.org/node/206368.)

Recent module-level ways of supporting this workflow are underway at the Environment module, and the Production check & Production monitor.

I feel they will rapidly become too bulky: Do you really need to enable a module to ensure another module is turned off? But, at least they may be able to provide a few conventions for us, like putting the list in local.settings.php or equivalent. I hide per-instance configs in in my site_aliases.drushrc, which is my alternative to local.settings.php

I'm not going for another script you have to call, unless it's part of a fully automated workflow.

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