When I try to install the “Custom Locale Plugin”, I get the error:
The tar command is not available. ...
PHP error log tells me, that:
PHP Warning: file_exists(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/bin/tar) is not within the allowed path(s): ([[diverse paths here]]) in /.../lib/pkp/classes/plugins/PluginHelper.inc.php](http://.../lib/pkp/classes/plugins/PluginHelper.inc.php) on line 54
/bin is missing.
Since we’re on a hosted server (hosting provider), I contacted the sysadmin, who (after some testing with me) told me, that the standard path to tar is
/bin/tar and OJS seems to be incompatible with their configuration, and we couldn’t change this.
How can I install plugins, without tar? Can I untar locally and upload via FTP to the plugins directory?