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Re: Dedicated/Managed host ... install CPAN mods as root?

by oko1 (Deacon)
on Mar 09, 2009 at 16:31 UTC ( #749342=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Dedicated/Managed host ... install CPAN mods as root?

The latter, since it works both where you have root and where you don't. This way, if you ever have to re-host your site elsewhere, you won't need to revise every single CGI script.

In general, the traditional practice of "avoid using root whenever you can" is a good one to follow; root access is for handling situations that can't be managed any other way. As root, you can always fix the problems created by non-root users - but the reverse is definitely not true.

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