I want to run Drush on a OpenSuse Linux Version 12.1 box 32-bit machine. I have a server admininistrator that takes care for the backend.

What do I need to ask him, in order to get Drush running on the server?


If you want to run Drush, you need ssh access to the server. This means you need your sysadmin to make an account in the server for you.

To run the "pm-" commands, and a few others, this account will need to have both read and write access to the DOCROOT. There are a few ways to do this; let your admin pick which is best for your setup.

You will also need PHP available from the command line, preferably with the same php.ini that the website uses.

  • hello dear MPD - let me sume up if you got right: i need an ssh access. BTW i allready can access to the server with FileZilla and WinSCP with SSH2 Way. Question: With regard to that ways i allready use to access the server i have the question: do i allready have the necessary prerequesites here...!? What do you mean - i eagerly want to know if i have the prerequesites for DRUSH[ed] access to the SERVER allready... The PHP-Availability from the commandline. - well this i have to ask for!? MPD i look forward to hear from you again - many greetings – zero Apr 29 '12 at 17:51
  • You may have SSH access if WinSCP works, but your admin will be the person to tell you and you don't want to be SSHing in unless they give the go-ahead. Yes, making sure PHP works from the CLI (and is properly configured) should be the only other thing you need. – mpdonadio Apr 29 '12 at 18:06
  • hello dear MPD - thx for the clear words. I talk to my Sysadmin to get all things done. Many many greetings - yours – zero Apr 29 '12 at 18:16

Drush should be installed as a dependency of Composer, so first install Composer:

sudo zypper install php-composer

Then use Composer to install the Drush 8.x version:

composer global require drush/drush:8.*

To register Drush as a dependency of Composer:

composer require drush/drush

To integrate Drush with the Bash CLI utility:

drush init

OpenSuse Direct Install Packages:

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