Re: Dropping “MultiViews” support?
Dreamhost does allow mod_rewrite. And technically they do support Multiviews, but as a .htaccess hack.
However. I remember having terrible trouble trying to configure BBPress to use Multiviews, because it appeared to work, but didn’t on certain pages. I ended up manually adding mod_rewrite.
As an aside, in automating anything like this, keep in mind that people like to do strange things with their directories. One of the annoyances of WordPress is that it assumes almost complete control of the layout of all directories below where it is installed.