how to Install Paypal's Perl Subscription script

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.


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Adam314Connect With a Mentor Commented:
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.
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/ apache
It should be:
    chown apache /var/www/cgi-bin/
oconnork00Author Commented:
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/ I wouldnt know where/using what to do this command.

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.
oconnork00Author Commented:
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,

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