Archive for the ‘installing software’ Category

How to make your development instance of Drupal use cloned data from the live instance without affecting the configuration of development-only modules such as testing module

Friday, October 16th, 2015

I had a silly moment.

I am going through the process of building my first Drupal site using …

How to change a Drupal 7 site’s name using Drush

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Given the appropriate permissions, we could change a Drupal 7 site’s name via the admin user …

Example using drush to download a module into the modules/dev directory

Monday, September 7th, 2015

I have borrowed some advice from this Organizing Drupal Modules Blog Post and separated my modules …

Just enough batch file scripting to understand how PHP Composer is installed on Windows

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

I have been reading the installation instructions in the Getting Started Guide for Composer (PHP’s …

How to discover documentation for each of Drupal’s core modules

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

I have found it quite easy to navigate to Drupal’s contributed modules intuitively. Generally, you can find …

Why always run “rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/*” after an apt-get install is run in a Dockerfile?

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

I was taking the time to peruse the Dockerfile that builds a PHP Docker Image with …

User Story: As a responsible data manager I can create an SSH private key that is secure, to the best of my knowledge, in a post-Snowden world

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

I wanted to generate an SSH key today.

Since the Snowden revelations June 2013, every time …

Proof of Concept: Running Web Applications in Docker Containers on Virtual Machines on my PC

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

These days there seem to be so many amazing ‘life changing’ DevOps things that are demanding my …

How to enable the php domain in Sphinx’s

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

New to Sphinx Documentation tool?

I have gone through the installation process and am part way through …

Setting JAVA_HOME path on Ubuntu

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

I was installing the Java Runtime Environment on a headless server (or virtual dev machine with no …