Technical blog and writings by Micah Webner.

O Drupal, where art thou?

Ever since we switched to using Aegir to manage Drupal deployment, it's gotten a lot more difficult to keep track of which platform each site is running on. This little implementation of hook_requirements() displays the site's host name and Drupal directory in the status report.

[code lang=php]
* Implements hook_requirements().
function mysite_requirements($phase) {
$requirements = array();
// Ensure translations don't break during installation.
$t = get_t();

// Shows current platform directory in the status report.
// This might seem like a security risk, but anyone who
// can view this can also read admin/reports/status/php
// which includes the same information.
if ($phase == 'runtime') {
$hostname = phpversion() >= '5.3.0' ? gethostname() : php_uname('n');
$requirements['platform'] = array(
'title' => $t('Platform'),
'value' => $hostname . ':' . getcwd(),
'severity' => REQUIREMENT_INFO,
'weight' => -8,
return $requirements;