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Re: Getting started - Interfacing questions

From: David <dbree(at)duo-county(dot)com>
To: John DeSoi <desoi(at)pgedit(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org, Sean Davis <sdavis2(at)mail(dot)nih(dot)gov>
Subject: Re: Getting started - Interfacing questions
Date: 2005-03-08 14:26:57
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On Tue, Mar 08, 2005 at 01:53:06AM -0500, John DeSoi wrote:
> On Mar 7, 2005, at 4:57 PM, David wrote:
> >For example, the php-based front-ends require apache.  It
> >just seems that in my case, at least, it's asking a lot to install
> >apache on a machine that will never do any web-serving elsewhere in
> It is definitely true that the web-based front ends need apache or some 
> other web server, but I want to point out that you don't need a web 
> server to make use of php. You can create and run php scripts just like 
> any other shell script. Using the \! command, you could have psql call 
> your script and I'm sure there is a way to run psql from php. Here is a 
> reference if you are interested:

That's good to know.  At this point I'm trying to settle on the route I
wish to take, and the options seem almost limitless.

One restriction (sort of) that I'm trying to follow is that my system is
Debian and I'm _trying_ to stay within the Debian packaging scheme as
much as possible, although it's not a strict requirement.


I have this page up at the moment and will study it.  Thanks for the link.

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