[pmwiki-users] Split PmWiki installation (Was: moving skins out of public accessa)

christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com christian.ridderstrom at gmail.com
Thu Sep 14 10:45:28 CDT 2006

On Wed, 13 Sep 2006, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:

> Fair enough.  But it's far simpler from a maintenance and distribution 
> perspective if all of a skin's files are grouped together in a single 
> directory than if they're spread across multiple directories.

The ease of installation/distribution *is* a major advantage with PmWiki, 
but I still feel that it would be really nice to be able to install PmWiki 
in two separate directory structures (one that is publicly accesible, and 
one that is not). I am sure that there are some administrators out there 
that would also prefer it like this.

Is there some way we could have an easy way to distribute PmWiki for a 
"secure" installation? In other words, some way that makes it easy to 
install PmWiki as two separate directory structures. One solution I can 
think of is to simply distribute PmWiki as two archives, that you then 
unpack in two different directories.  (The original kind of archive with 
everything installed in one structure should of course still be 

However, I wonder if this isn't really starting in the wrong end... 
shouldn't the first question be the structure of these two structures?
(Or are they obvious?)

I vaguely remember trying to install PmWiki in two separate structures, 
but that something broke.... i.e. I never got it to work. If this is 
interesting, I wouldn't mind discussing/testing this further.


Christian Ridderström, +46-8-768 39 44               http://www.md.kth.se/~chr

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