I'm trying to install PostgreSQL and PostGIS on a linux server, hosted by GoDaddy. I'm new to many aspects of this, but I have previously managed my hosting using the GoDaddy GUI or an ftp client. I started off by logging into my account using Terminal on the mac as follows:
The folders I can see are:
cgi data html scc
Then I used cd to move to html, and downloaded the .rpm files for postgresql, and postgis. I then tried to install postgresql using
but received the following message:
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Permission denied (13) error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
GoDaddy suggests that you can login is a super-user just by typing 'su -'. However when I type that I get the following message:
'-bash: su: command not found'
I'm not sure whether logging in using Terminal limits my ability to change to
superuser or whether my hosting limits me to install such software. My goddady account settings are:
OS/Hosting Type: Linux / Shared Hosting Hosting Configuration: 2.1 PHP Version: PHP 5.2
The linux version on the server is:
Linux p3nlh061.shr.prod.phx3.secureserver.net 2.6.18-238.19.1.el5PAE #1 SMP Fri Jul 15 08:15:44 EDT 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux CentOS release 5.5 (Final)
I would appreciate any suggestions - I'm new to this realm and unsure what the problem is.