[CentOS] Using CentOS Wordpress rpms

Tue Nov 12 10:44:03 UTC 2013
Tony Mountifield <tony at softins.co.uk>

In article <5281CB8C.1000604 at winnetworks.com>,
Keith <squeeze at winnetworks.com> wrote:
> On 12/11/13 14:59, Max Pyziur wrote:
> > [...]
> >> I always install from the latest tarball from the WP site, as it's the
> >> latest at the time of installation. With regards to WP updates and
> >> versions, this is generally performed with it's own built in
> >> updating/upgrading mechanism which is the first thing you should check
> >> or do after install and on an ongoing basis - IMHO anyway.
> > Makes sense.
> >
> > So what are the point of having RPMs if you can't apply it server-wide
> > across multiple sites?
> >
> > MP
> >
> Not sure what you mean exactly by what's the point of having RPMs? If 
> you have multiple servers/sites then you can still deploy WP via a RPM 
> or package management or if you have that many servers you should be 
> using config tools like Puppet, so you could deploy the latest via such 
> a tool.
> But the same thing applies, you do the updating/upgrading of WP via the 
> WP web-console, or at least you will need to at some stage. I think the 
> latest version offers an automated security update feature now anyway.

I don't know the answer, but I think I at least understand the question:

- how does the RPM of WP apply in a virtual-hosting environment? Or is
  it only applicable to a single site stored in /var/www/html?

- In the tarball mode of installation, each site in a vhosting system
  would have its own complete copy of WP within its own document root.
  Is it possible still to make use of the RPM instead, in this setup?

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