Doug Stewart on 5 Mar 2014 12:58:49 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Back to wordpress

RPMs and DEBs are a pain, particularly when compared with a .tar.gz. Simple as that. Plus there's package maintenance. Nobody is building those sorts of things at the web app level. I am 100% certain that if you had a solution that would auto-build WP packages for all major distros on version bumps, the Core WordPress team would be more than willing to listen, and Otto/Nacin would perhaps consider throwing it up on

What makes more sense is a Puppet/Chef/SaltStack/Ansible installer, instead.

You want to run `wp user set-role`. Do `wp help user set-role` first to see what options you'll need to pass it.

WP-CLI is a wonderful thing, particularly if you've ever used Drush.

On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 2:48 PM, JP Vossen <> wrote:
On 03/05/2014 02:31 PM, Eric H. Johnson wrote:
I got it installed but I am not sure I follow as to what I need to do next.

I really dislike the way these kinds of "web-app" tools totally disregard the package and update system and just do whatever they feel like.  I understand why it works this way, and why that makes sense from the developer's perspective.  But from an end-user or end-admin perspective it's really a giant pain.

And I'm not the only one.  Maybe you mentioned this and I'm forgetting, but is there some reason you can't just use one of these:

Note, these are not hosted solutions (well, they can be), they are pre-built VMs and installers.  Turnkey has a large number of VM formats for Debian VMs, Bitnami has some VMs and various self-contained installers for a bunch of OSs (Windows is prominent; ignore that and drill down!).

I wasted about 5 hours last fall trying to get Redmine up and running on CentOS for $WORK, then gave up and had the Bitnami stack up in 10 minutes, almost all of which was waiting for the installer to finish. I'd previously done a proof-of-concept using the Turnkey VM (*really* easy), but $WORK uses CentOS and not Debian, so...

I should have mentioned all of this sooner, not sure why I didn't.

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