[Koha] How to install by uploading through FTP

Steven Santos Steven at SimplyCircus.com
Wed Mar 2 09:56:31 NZDT 2011


<wondering out loud>

Would it make more sense, in the long-term, to develop Koha as an FTPable

After all, something with the ease of install/update of WordPress would be a
game changer.


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz [mailto:koha-
> bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz] On Behalf Of MJ Ray
> Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 6:03 AM
> To: koha at lists.katipo.co.nz
> Subject: Re: [Koha] How to install by uploading through FTP
> shinokada wrote:
> > My school server is Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 And I don't have sudo right
> in a
> > shell. But I can upload files through FTP. Is there any way I can
> install it
> > through this way?
> If you have another similar-enough Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 server handy,
> you can install Koha there with the right settings and then FTP all
> parts to the school server, but it will be tedious and probably
> difficult to debug some problems with it.  If you don't have
> permission to install packages, you'll need to build them from cpan to
> install in your target user's /home account and change the PERL5LIB
> lines to include that directory too.  Without some way to add
> VirtualHosts to the webserver configuration, it may be impossible.
> I did an FTP install once with 2.0 or 2.2 but even then I could
> reconfigure the webserver enough to make it work.  I don't think it
> was ever as good as a configurable server, though.
> So I'd get another server or rent a good hosted Koha because it would
> probably make things so much quicker and easier that it is worth it.
> Hope that helps,
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