TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library

New TurnKey Drupal6 version (2009.03-hardy)

Wed, 2009/03/25 - 10:53

Release focus: security, updates, bugfixes


  • Upgraded to Drupal 6.10
  • Regenerate Drupal6 database password during installation (security)
  • Updated included Drupal6 modules:
    • FCKeditor
    • Tagadelic
    • Webform
    • Admin_menu
    • Views
    • Lightbox2
    • Logintoboggon
    • GlobalRedirect
    • CCK
      • Date
      • ImageField
      • ImageAPI
      • FileField
      • GetiID3
  • Bugfix: Added and configured php-getid3 (dependency of GetID3 module)

Major component versions

kernel 2.6.24-23.48
drupal6 6.10-1
mysql-server 5.0.51a-3ubuntu5.4
apache2 2.2.8-1ubuntu0.5
php5 5.2.4-2ubuntu5.5

Note: please refer to turnkey-core's changelog for changes common to all appliances. Here we only describe changes specific to this appliance.



Drupal6 6.10 package available

Thu, 2009/03/05 - 18:05

We have just finished successfully testing the Debian drupal6 6.10-1 package on the 2009.02 release, and have updated our package archive to include it.

Drupal 6.10 is not a security release (unless you are running Drupal6 on Windows), so those interested in upgrading should do so manually:

apt-get update
apt-get install drupal6

Note: This upgrade requires a database schema update, so after installation, follow the instructions at http://appliance_ip/update.php


New TurnKey Drupal6 version (2009.02-hardy)

Sat, 2009/02/28 - 18:08

Release focus: security, usability, bugfixes and updates


  • added SSL support
  • clean urls supported out of the box (SEO)
  • added many popular drupal6 modules:
    • fckeditor: enables FCKeditor (a WYSIWYG editor) instead of plain text fields
    • captcha: adds image or text based CAPTCHAs to arbitrary forms
    • fivestar: simple five-star voting widget for nodes
    • pathauto: allow modules to automatically generate descriptive aliases for the content they manage (SEO)
    • xmlsitemap: Generates an XML site map which can be submitted automatically to search engines (SEO)
    • tagadelic: makes weighted tag clouds from your taxonomy terms
    • webform: enables the creation of forms and questionnaires
    • admin_menu: adds a dropdown administration menu to the top of the screen (administrators only)
    • google_analytics: adds Google Analytics javascript tracking code to all your site's pages
    • cck: Content Creation Kit - a powerful toolkit for creating custom content types
    • views: creates customized views of node lists
    • lightbox2: enables the use of lightbox2 which places images above your current page, not within. This frees you from layout constraints.
    • logintoboggan: improves Drupal's login system
    • token: provides a shared API for replacement of textual placeholders with actual data
  • mysql-related improvements
    • include PhpMyAdmin (listening on port 12322 - uses SSL)
    • set empty mysql root password in live/demo mode (for convenience)
    • support configuring mysql root password during installation
  • bind postfix MTA to localhost (security)
  • added webmin postfix module (convenience)
  • prevent drupal6 upgrades from recreating apache config symlink (bugfix)
  • symlink /etc/drupal6 -> /etc/drupal/6 (workaround for silly packaging)

Major component versions

kernel 2.6.24-23.48
drupal6 6.6-3
mysql-server 5.0.51a-3ubuntu5.4
apache2 2.2.8-1ubuntu0.3
php5 5.2.4-2ubuntu5.4

Note: please refer to turnkey-core's changelog for changes common to all appliances. Here we only describe changes specific to this appliance.


New TurnKey Drupal6 appliance (2008.10.28-hardy)

Tue, 2008/10/28 - 18:05

Release focus: initial release


  • drupal6 includes a built-in update status module.
    • when enabled could produce confusing/annoying version notifications.
    • this is due to drupal6 being installed and updated via the apt package manager, instead of manually from the upstream tarball.
    • it is recommended to subscribe to drupal security announcements (email and rss are provided).
  • this release includes all updates included in the 2008.10.17-hardy-x86 releases, such as the new configuration console, and web management interface.

Default credentials (service, username, password)

console, webmin, ssh root <blank>
mysql root mysqlp4ssw0rd
drupal_db drupal <random>

Major component versions

kernel 2.6.24-21.42
apache2 2.2.8-1ubuntu0.3
mysql-server 5.0.51a-3ubuntu5.1
php5 5.2.4-2ubuntu5.3
drupal6 6.6-1