I've been trying to setup a system that allows me to maintain a single Drupal installation while having multiple sites which use it while maintaining different modules and themes.
Here are some requirements.
1) core application is not editiable by local users
2) local users can modifiy themes and modules
It looks like this is in the pipe line already.
For the meantime, I need to get things moving. So I did the following.
1) Installed a master copy of drupal in /var/www/drupal_master
Ugh. Tiger broke my tool chain and I didn't realize it. Trying to install something as straight forward as pwgen via fink (well really apt-get) I got the following errors:
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether the C compiler (gcc -L/sw/lib) works... no
configure: error: installation or configuration problem: C compiler cannot create executables.
### execution of ./configure failed, exit code 1
Failed: compiling pwgen-2.03-11 failed