[horde] updating config files

Eric Rostetter eric.rostetter at physics.utexas.edu
Mon Jan 12 15:38:48 PST 2004

Quoting Adrian DeBoer <stud_muffin_540 at yahoo.com>:

> Let me just say that I am still foggy on updating the
> config files.  Why do we need to update them?? Why

Because things change.  In particular, new configuration items are
added.  So you need to update them to include the new items, etc.

> aren't they be already "updated" or why isn't this
> problem being fixed before people download the snaps??

Because we don't know what your configuration is, so we can't create
your configuration file for you.  You need to configure the application
via the configuration files because you are the one who knows how you
want it configured.

> OK.....how do I create a config.php.dist??  The only

If using a release version or CVS RELENG version, then it is provided
in the distribution.

If using a CVS HEAD checkout then there is no conf.php.dist file.
Instead there is a conf.xml which is used to generate the conf.php file.

> another question I have - is why a config.php or
> config.php.dist isn't included with CVS
> versions....why do we have to create it??

As said above, you need to create it because only you know what should go
into it.  Only you know how to configure your machine.

If you read the horde/docs/INSTALL file and horde/imp/docs/INSTALL files
you would know how to create them.

> So what is
> this config.php.dist?? -  do we somehow create that
> too?? rename a file?? I'm starting from scratch
> here.....

If you are using CVS HEAD which it appears you are, you don't do anything
with it, as it doesn't exist in CVS HEAD.

> Still lost...
> Adrian

Eric Rostetter
The Department of Physics
The University of Texas at Austin

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