Is there a way I can automatize this download in order to use drush civicrm-install

I'm trying to automatize deployment of CiviCRM in Drupal 7

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Mathieu a.k.a @bgm (who runs much of the CiviCRM project's infrastructure) wrote this:


To summarize: [I checked the link to that example makefile - still works]!

I deploy with "Drush make":

* deploy from my git repos or from the civicrm standard ones (drush make example.make)
* run GenCode.php

Example makefile: https://gist.github.com/mlutfy/5310366
  • Thanks! I'm trying to install it in the Drush way but I get an error: Tarfile unpacked [OK] CiviCRM installer helper file is missing. [ERROR]. The strange thing is that this a fresh install of Drupal, but I can't find anything on the web about it so the problem has to be in my end
    – JorgeeFG
    Apr 23, 2017 at 1:54
  • It was indeed in my end, I was introducing the tar parameter ending in tar.gz which was not correct. But the installer did not complain! I will make a bug report
    – JorgeeFG
    Apr 23, 2017 at 2:18
  • Ah - glad you worked through it! Perhaps next time try drush make? Apr 23, 2017 at 3:07

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