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Hey guys,

Heres my situation(its worse)

How can i write a PHP script that will install an RPM on the server, if possible then how do i get the
output of that, meaning if i run rpm -i package name on the command prompt, it outputs everything on
screen how do i get this output in php too???

Any bit of a light on this darkness is appreciated...


thanx

kal
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by:CJ_S
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I'm not a PHP guru but you can execute an application using PHP. There are a couple of methods, one I do know.

$soutput = shell_exec('yourcommand');
eche $soutput;

The output will be sent back as a string. Helps?

CJ
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echo not eche :-)
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by:CJ_S
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If it does not work you should probably set permissions for the user accessing the machine. I have no idea how to do that :-) Except if the platform is NT.

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by:kaldude
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hey CJ,

Thanx for all your time and comments, doesnt seem like it works the way i want, we have agreed upon installing the rpm while installing our product, i have got a small problem with that too, i've to start and stop dhcpd service
i tried to do that but seems like permission issue, does anyone know how to make services stop and start using php???


kal
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What server is it?
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by:kaldude
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its a redhat 7.1, with the dhcp server that comes along...
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by:CJ_S
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Like I said before, it has to be a security issue. I'm sorry but have no experience or knowledge on how to set that up on Linux :-( Can't help further...

CJ
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/me Agree
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