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hello,

I'm new to webfaction, and I wanted to know if it is possible to run elm and/or mutt in webfaction?

I tried to install them with "yum", but that requires root access.

If it is possible to run them, can anybody give me some detailed instructions on how to install and get them working? I know basic UNIX commands, but I'm not a particularly proficient UNIX user. I can follow instructions though.

Any answers and help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks a lot, ethan

asked 22 Apr '12, 14:45

tashtego
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Hello,

On our platform you are only given access to the user directory, so all apps must run within this directory. Because of this fact a package manager like Yum will not work, because packages are built assuming you have root access. You have to download the source code and build it from source specifying the correct parameters at build time to let the application know it is executing within user-space. We have documentation on the process here and are happy to assist you if you get stuck with a support ticket. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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answered 22 Apr '12, 17:47

johns
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edited 22 Apr '12, 17:48

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