So I went ahead and created a plugin for installing these templates. Now you don't have to know any of the odd paths or how exactly to install everything.
1.) LSSI.pm is complete and now works with ssi_profile_form
(not that it is needed for ssi_apps_form
unless you are an advanced user.)
2.) The plugin installs the luna templates to the links luna directory but does NOT overwrite anything that may exist there.
3.) You can now change the system_template_set
global variable without having to open community.conf and editing it manually. Pointless Note
: I have a sneaky suspicion that GT meant to allow this to be editable but got lazy and realized the difficulty of allowing this to work correctly since the admin templates are in the same folder as the regular templates (default). However it seems GT got it write/right when they made everything go to css in links 3, the real paying product. Anyhow I fixed this inconsistency by using a hook which leads to #4.
4.) By using a plugin hook, you do not need to recopy the admin templates everytime you add a template set. If you do wish to edit the admin templates, which this plugin does not do, you can simply disable the hook or edit them in the default folder.
5.) I added the variable db_cgi_url
which anyone who has used community long enough knows it is desperately needed when connecting with links.
I believe thats it. Your welcome people. Good luck, let me know if there are any problems or if you have any feature suggestions.