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Re: installing without shell access

From: "Scott Marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Aras Angelo" <araskoktas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: installing without shell access
Date: 2008-11-10 18:55:04
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You do NOT have to have root priviledges.  I've built postgresql more
than once without it and made it work.

What you do need is to install it to your local home directory where
the apache user has priviledges and set LD_LIBRARY_PATH (or whatever
it's called, it has been a while) and you're golden.

On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 11:49 AM, Aras Angelo <araskoktas(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> 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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