Composer, Drush & Drupal 8.4.0

On my system (Debian 8.3) I was using Drush 9.0-dev (I know, you should never use a dev version in production but I did this before I knew any better).  To make a long story short I tried to change my drush version to the latest (at this time 8.1.13).  I researched what I needed to do to make this change but nothing worked.  I ended up having to remove (rename the syslink) and then installed the version I wanted with composer.

LNMP stack for Drupal 8

In my previous post i mentioned taking notes on how I'm building my new LNMP stack to support my Drupal 8 sites.  Below are those notes. I noted the commands used as well as a few links to get more info for some of the functionality.  

# After installing Debian 8.3
# Update Repository
apt-get update

# install Nginx & Mariadb
apt-get install nginx mariadb-server mariadb-client 


# Edit Source list for php7 repositories

Drush 7 for Drupal 8

Over the last couple of weeks I have started playing with Drupal 8.  So far it's been a pleasant experience (surprisingly) though originally I had issues with getting it installed.  I tried using drush dl but it would not work (when used it would only download the latest version of Drupal 7).  Turns out Drush 6 (the version I was currently at) does not support Drupal 8.  Inorder to run Drush with Drupal 8 we have to upgrade Drush to version 7.