[SOLVED] Update Drush for Drupal 8
BY deepak.r
4 years ago

Everyone knows Drush is a very important tool in Drupal development, to execute things faster and to manage Drupal websites remotely. Drupal specifically built its shell function to update its configurations, managing modules, running drupal updates, etc.

For Drupal 8 older versions of Drush will not work as part of changes that Drupal 8 put forward. If you want to setup the latest version of Drush, you can follow these steps to ensure that latest version of Drush has been installed and which is compatible for Drupal 8. Else, you can update Drush using composer.

  • Open a terminal window and type:
     cd ~/
  • Download the latest version of Drush:
     php -r "readfile('http://files.drush.org/drush.phar');" > drush
  • Make the newly downloaded version executable:
     sudo chmod +x ~/drush
  • Depending on the setup, You may need to find current install path of Drush by typing:
     which drush

    It will return something like '/usr/bin/local', which can be different depending on the package manager in the system

  • Create a backup for current Drush installation:
     sudo cp /yourpath/to/install/drush /yourpath/to/install/drush_older
  • Delete the older version from your install path ('/usr/bin/local'):
     sudo rm /yourpath/to/install/drush
  • Move the newly downloaded version to the install path:
      sudo mv ~/drush /yourpath/to/install/drush
  • Initialize the newest version of Drush:
      /yourpath/to/install/drush init

Navigate to the Drupal 8 root in terminal and simply type 'drush'. If everything is fine, a list of commands will be available for you.

By following this, you can ensure that Drush has been updated to the latest version, preserving the older copy of installation, which can be used to switch between Drush versions later.

Hope this helps!



on 01st January 2008 / by webmaster
We have added a few new modules to our site recently. Drupal Technical StumbleThis Sean (not verified) access_time 20 Sep 2021 - 00:18 Hi there, I uploaded the files, enabled the modules to use SU, and now I see the link, but there is no icon... How can I fix this? Thanks, Sean webmaster access_time 20 Sep 2021 - 00:18 In reply to Icon doesn't show by Sean (not verified) What do you see when you view the source? Search for stumblethis_button and you should be able to see the code for the image and the URL. Then you should be able to troubleshoot from there. Juicy Couture Addict (not verified) access_time 20 Sep 2021 - 00:18 thanks for the post. would love to hear more of you. by the way, drupal's really popular nowadays as it has easy and fast features. you agree with me? thanks.

on 16th January 2008 / by webmaster
Most webmasters do not realize this, but a lot of the content on lot of websites can be accessed from multiple URLs. A simple example would be where www.example.com and example.com leads to the same page. This is a fatal mistake in Search Engine Optimization and search engines penalize you for duplicate content. The correct configuration would be where the above two urls will lead you to the same page but example.com will redirect you to www.example.com with a 301 (Moved permanently) status which will not result in search engines penalizing the page. It is very easy to configure 301 redirects using Apache .htaccess file and the process is the same for a Drupal installation also. Drupal Technical Apache htaccess SEO Anonymous (not verified) access_time 20 Sep 2021 - 00:18 Hello. I'm trying to make example.com show as www.example.com, and I'm running into difficulties. I'm on Apache 2.0 and using the following lines in my httpd.conf file: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^xxxxxxxxxx\.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.xxxxxxxxxx.com/$1 [L,R=301] When I go to http://xxxxxxxxxx.com, I get http://www.xxxxxxxxxx.com (as expected). However, when I go to http://xxxxxxxxxx.com/node/1 (it's a Drupal site), I get a 404 thrown and the URL changes to xxxxxxxxxx.com/var/www/drupal/node/1. Same thing with www.xxxxxxxxxx.com/node/1. Any suggestions? I want to run without Drupal's .htaccess file (instead incorporating these calls into my httpd.conf file). webmaster access_time 20 Sep 2021 - 00:18 In reply to Rewrite including filesystem path by Anonymous (not verified) I think the problem is with the base path which results in the redirection to /var/www/ part. The best approach I would think is to start with drupal htaccess and then strip out parts and move to httpd SNVC (not verified) access_time 20 Sep 2021 - 00:18 This is definitely a good guide. Thanks for this. wellyson access_time 20 Sep 2021 - 00:18 This is really nice and helpful.

on 08th February 2008 / by webmaster
Attachment Size slashdotit.tar.gz 173.55 KB Similar to the StumbleThis module that we had created earlier we have created another bookmarking Drupal Technical Slashdotit Shlomi Fish (not verified) access_time 20 Sep 2021 - 00:18 Hi! I'm interested in this module, but Drupal 6.2 complains that it's incompatible with it. Can you please update it or tell me how? Regards, Shlomi Fish shlomifish.org webmaster access_time 20 Sep 2021 - 00:18 In reply to Can you update it for Drupal-6.x? by Shlomi Fish (not verified) Sure we are working on this currently and will post an update soon. Also we will post this module on www.drupal.org as well Cheers Anoop John Team Zyxware Anonymous (not verified) access_time 20 Sep 2021 - 00:18 Hello! Nice Article very interesting, thanks