ModuleUpdater::getInstallDirectory

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7 public ModuleUpdater::getInstallDirectory()

Return the directory where a module should be installed.

If the module is already installed, drupal_get_path() will return a valid path and we should install it there (although we need to use an absolute path, so we prepend DRUPAL_ROOT). If we're installing a new module, we always want it to go into sites/all/modules, since that's where all the documentation recommends users install their modules, and there's no way that can conflict on a multi-site installation, since the Update manager won't let you install a new module if it's already found on your system, and if there was a copy in sites/all, we'd see it.

Code

modules/system/system.updater.inc, line 26

<?php
public function getInstallDirectory() {
  if ($relative_path = drupal_get_path('module', $this->name)) {
    $relative_path = dirname($relative_path);
  }
  else {
    $relative_path = 'sites/all/modules';
  }
  return DRUPAL_ROOT . '/' . $relative_path;
}
?>