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Can MIME::TOOLS be installed thru Plesk Control Panel

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by jobsengine, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. jobsengine

    jobsengine Guest

    Hello friends,
    Today I asked my service provider (shared hosting, linux, plesk 7.5.2)
    He came back with a 'NO'. [I need this module for sending an attachment through the webpage itself using MIME::TOOLS & MIME::ENTITY features]

    Now that I asked him to go thru : http://search.cpan.org/dist/MIME-tools/lib/MIME/Entity.pm

    and install : http://search.cpan.org/CPAN/authors/id/D/DS/DSKOLL/MIME-tools-5.418.tar.gz

    He showed hesitation for the following causes:
    1) Security reasons of the server for the above type
    2) Interference with other domains on the server
    3) Will it be added thru the Plesk control panel he had ?
    4) Probably he didnt know how to do. lol

    Can the webadmin sort out his querries ?
  2. ShadowMan@

    ShadowMan@ Guest

    CPAN modules installation on Plesk servers - it is generally advised to use much caution.

    It cannot be done through the Plesk control panel. You would have to do a root SSH login and do it from the shell prompt.

    As to security - I don't use any CPAN modules so I don't keep up on their security issues (sorry).

    As to compatibility - I have read that some CPAN modules being installed may cause problems with some packages operating properly, hence the caution advisory.

    As to interference with other hosted domains - any package which is installed on a shared hosting server may have an effect on other domains, not just the one which you hope to affect.

    As I said, I don't use any CPAN modules, so maybe another forum member may have direct experience with the MIME module on a Plesk server. On this forum and others (Plesk related), I have always seen posts advising against using CPAN when possible.
  3. jobsengine

    jobsengine Guest

    Thanxs for the reply,
    All I gather is the MIME service has to be activated only for my purpose. I dont think this is going to create any security problems to other domains on the server.

  4. poke

    poke Guest

    So you don't have root access?