I have always downloaded the latest from wordpress, created a DB on my server and basically manually installed the upstream pkg (which I know is often discouraged here, but if you do it Our Way (ie. the Debian Way, aka the Right Way for most stuff), and then ask any questions on #wordpress on freenode, they get all nasty (I've been banned from the channel for life!) I make a new user on the server for each new WP site, and then install their WP in /home/$user/www . much simpler than having bits of it all over the machine. I do the same with dokuwiki installations and other CMS or site platforms, too, installing from upstream.

all tony, all the time

On 09/19/2016 12:11 PM, Kent West wrote:
There's a lot of conflicting documentation out there for installing
WordPress on Debian, so I thought I'd come to you folks, who generally
have a lot of wisdom and knowledge in all things Debian.

This will wind up being more a theoretical discussion than a specific
question of how-to, I'm afraid....

Understand I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to Apache2 and
WordPress and MySQL, etc (and to web stuff in general).

It seems that some docs indicate that the WordPress (WP) should put part
of its installation in /srv, and part in /usr/lib, and part in /var/lib,
and part in /var/www, etc.

On a philosophical/theoretical level, I want all my web-facing stuff on
a single partition, preferably /home (as in /home/web), so that visitors
to the site have no ability to tinker on the other partitions. Why would
the HFS recommend that user-accessible files be on system partitions
instead of on "safer" partitions?

Am I thinking wrongly?

I don't really even know enough to ask the right questions, but I'm
hoping this might stir some conversations that lead me to asking the
right questions. When I try to put my WP stuff on /home/web, I get
confused about what goes where (because of the conflicting
documentation, and not knowing what the various parts of
Apaceh2/WP/mysql do),, and I get varying levels of success (but mostly
failure) depending on what I try.

Thanks for any insight!

Kent West     <*)))><
Praise Yah! \o/

all tony, all the time

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