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Re: installing without shell access

From: "Scott Marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Dana Holland" <dana(dot)holland(at)navarrocollege(dot)edu>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: installing without shell access
Date: 2008-11-10 17:54:57
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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.

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