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how to Install Paypal's Perl Subscription script

Posted on 2009-03-31
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Hi all,

I am a total noob when it comes to linux, perl etc, and i am eager to udnerstand how to install paypal's subscription script. I downloaded their instructions but I cant follow them as I dont know where they are navigating to. I was using ftp client, but assume I have to use something else like putty...?




Can anyone give me the guidance and step me through it, including what program I will need to connect to the server with?

I have putty if that is any good.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Kevin

installation.pdf
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Starting with page 13, the instructions detail the steps needed to install and configure the script.  Have you read through that?

I do see a small problem with the instructions... Step 4 says:
    chown /var/www/cgi-bin/paypal.pl apache
It should be:
    chown apache /var/www/cgi-bin/paypal.pl
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Hi Adam,

Actually i didnt read down that far... I will take a further look, but it is things like you mentioned: chown apache /var/www/cgi-bin/paypal.pl I wouldnt know where/using what to do this command.

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I took a look, and that was the only error I noticed.  The document appears fairly detailed.

If you run into any errors, post back here.
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Hi Adam,

So how do I run these commands ?

From step 2:
2.Uncompress the file with the following command:
gzip -dc filename.tar.gz | tar -x

How would I go about uncompressing this? What would I use?

Thanks for the help,

Kevin
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A tar file is a group of files packaged into one file (like a .zip file, but not compressed).  A gzip'ed file is a compressed version of a file (again, like a zip, but a single file).  So a .tar.gz file is a compressed group of files (like a .zip).

The gzip command will uncompress the file, and the tar command will extract all of the files.

Running this command:
    gzip -dc filename.tar.gz | tar - x
will uncompress and extract all the files.  They will be placed in the current directory, and (if needed) subdirectories.  So you should create a directory to hold these files.  It should initially be empty.  Then put the filename.tar.gz file in this new directory you created.  Go to a command prompt, change to that directory, and run this command.
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