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Re: installing without shell access

From: "Aras Angelo" <araskoktas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: installing without shell access
Date: 2008-11-10 18:49:37
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gmake install requires root privileges.
It wont install with regular httpd user (apache, nobody etc.) on a php-shell
script or php system command functions.

On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 10:08 AM, Thomas Pundt <mlists(at)rp-online(dot)de> wrote:

> Scott Marlowe schrieb:
>> On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 8:50 AM, Dana Holland
>> <dana(dot)holland(at)navarrocollege(dot)edu> wrote:
>>> Is it at all possible to get pgsql installed on a system without access
>>> to a
>>> shell?  A friend is wanting me to install a particular bulletin board
>>> system
>>> on her website; however, her hosting plan only provides the MySQL
>>> database -
>>> the bulletin board requires pgsql.  And her hosting plan has no ssh
>>> access.
>>> So, is it possible to install the database with only ftp access to the
>>> account?
>> most web languanges ala php allow you to execute arbitrary commands
>> (using back ticks in php) so theoretically she could probably do it.
> That reminds me having seen something like a shell implemented in PHP:
> google for php-shell. I've never used such a beast, though.
> Ciao,
> Thomas
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