Drupal on DragonFly?

Colin Adams colinpauladams at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 7 02:49:32 PDT 2009

Thanks for that Robert - it's very encouraging.

I don't have much traffic at all, so running in a vkernel might be a
good idea, except I've never found an explanation of what a vkernel is
that I could understand. Is it similar to running a KVM guest under
Linux? (actually, I shall try the whole thing out running DragonFly as
a KVM guest on my development machine first, prior to converting the
webserver from Linux to DragonFly).

2009/4/7 Robert Luciani <rluciani at gmail.com>:
> Colin Adams wrote:
>> Ok.
>> But I would like to know from anyone who might have tried this.
>> 2009/4/6 Jordan Gordeev <jgordeev at dir.bg>:
>>> Colin Adams wrote:
>>>> Does Drupal + Apache work fine on DragonFly? I'm thinking about moving
>>>> installing DragonFly on my webserver (just so I can call my website
>>>> Dragonflies on DragonFly :-) )
>>> DragonFly gets its application software from pkgsrc.
>>> If Drupal + Apache work in pkgsrc, they supposedly work in DragonFly.
>>> The best way to see what works and what doesn't is to prepare a test setup.
>>> Preparing a test setup is also a mandatory step before deploying in
>>> production.
> I've been using Drupal for a long time with DragonFly. It works really well.
> However, I'd recommend not using the Drupal found in pkgsrc because it lags
> behind the official one by quite a bit, which is prone to regular security
> updates. All the other tools are in pkgsrc though, albeit was a bit finicky to
> get all the PHP things going. Also if you don't have too much traffic, why not
> run it in a vkernel in case of a security compromise.
> Good luck :)
> --
> Robert Luciani
> Chalmers University of Technology, SWE
> Department of Computer Science and Engineering
> http://www.rluciani.com/rluciani.asc

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