On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 11:53 AM, Tony Baldwin <tonybald...@gmx.com> wrote:

> On 09/19/2016 12:26 PM, Miles Fidelman wrote:
>> 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  It all just works so much better than relying on out-of-date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
> I like stuff in git repos (like hubzilla, gnu/social, etc) or with its own
> built-in updating mechanism, like WP has (dokuwiki has a plugin for that)
> to facilitate updating stuff.
> At home (as opposed to my remote servers) I tend to install only Debian
> pkgs, except for OmegaT my most used work application, which always install
> from upstream (ours is often 2 years behind the latest),
> and I wish they'd put it on github, or gitorious, or similar.
> --
> http://tonybaldwin.me
> all tony, all the time
So what I'm hearing is that I should forego using apt/aptitude to install
WordPress, and just install in manually?

Ag, I hate to go that route; I really like having an apt-maintained system.

Is there perhaps a definitive document that explains how WordPress things
are set up in Debian. The /usr/share/wordpress/readme.html starts off by
unpacking the zip file, which tells me that's not the document that
describes The Debian Way. There's no "man wordpress" or "info wordpress".
The online docs I have found haven't convinced me that one is more
definitive than the conflicting another, and even if it did, doesn't seem
to have a good explanation of The Debian Way concerning WordPress.


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