On 9/19/16 12:20 PM, Tony Baldwin wrote:

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.

That's what I do as well. For complex software (e.g., WordPress, Drupal, mailing list managers), I always end up downloading the latest tarball, unpacking it, and then ./config; make; make test; make install. It all just works so much better than relying on out-of-date packages.

If I want to get ambitious, and keep track of things via the package manager, I use checkinstall.

Miles Fidelman

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.  .... Yogi Berra

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