I would like to use drush on my VPS for drupal maintenance tasks. However I've disallowed exec() from php at the suggestion of the self-test results from my installed firewall. Drush apparently wants this privilege and I've seen three options to make this work.
- enable exec()
- use php safe mode
- change the account's php.ini to "disable_functions = system, exec, shell_exec, passthru"
My account is the only admin on the Linux VPS and I don't plan to change that. I am new to VPS and its security concerns. Please advise on which option provides a more secure approach.
>exec() has been disabled for security reasons bootstrap.inc:639 [warning] The following restricted PHP modes have non-empty values: [error] disable_functions and magic_quotes_gpc. This configuration is incompatible with drush. Please check your configuration settings in /usr/local/lib/php.ini or in your drush.ini file; see examples/example.drush.ini for details. exec() has been disabled for security reasons exec.inc:150 [warning] exec() has been disabled for security reasons exec.inc:150 [warning] exec() has been disabled for security reasons exec.inc:150 [warning] unlink(/home/site1/drush/lib/package.xml): No such file or [warning] directory drush.inc:798 The drush command 'status' could not be found. Run `drush [error] cache-clear drush` to clear the commandfile cache if you have installed new extensions. Drush needs a copy of the PEAR Console_Table library in order to [error] function, and the attempt to download this file automatically failed. To continue you will need to download the 1.1.3 package from http://pear.php.net/package/Console_Table, extract it into /home/site1/drush/lib directory, such that Table.php exists at /home/site1/drush/lib/Console_Table-1.1.3/Table.php.