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by BzBeauty (Sexton)
on Mar 22, 2004 at 22:45 UTC ( #338806=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

BzBeauty has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I want to install a module and have the instructions on how to do that sitting in front of me. However, I don't know how to get to the command prompt - is Telnet the only way, because I don't have telnet access to the site. Thanks

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Re: command prompt
by true (Pilgrim) on Mar 23, 2004 at 01:58 UTC
    More and more hosts require ssh versus telnet. It's much more secure. You can accomplish everything you could via telnet with ssh. Sounds like you are on Windows. If so, i highly recommend Putty. It's a free program will let you telnet or ssh into your box. Download putty and see if it will let you in. Putty Rocks
Re: command prompt
by Happy-the-monk (Canon) on Mar 22, 2004 at 22:50 UTC

    What kind of access do you have to the site then?

    Is it a pure perl module or is it made of parts that need to be compiled for a certain architecture?


      Have FTP access and access to the Control Panel - Linux hosting.

      It's the smart xml module.

        Sorry, I don't know that webhoster. It's not really a perl question anymore now...

        Lucky you it looks like XML::Smart comes with a pure perl XML parser.
        You could do either:

        1. build the modules locally, then transfer them by FTP - that's a bit tedious because you need a bunch of modules.
        2. ask your webhoster to install the module.
        3. ask your webhoster to get shell access.
        4. find some other webhoster that grants shell access.


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