I have a linux hosting account with Godaddy (Centos 5.5), and I am developing an application to process users MS Office documents.
I have found solutions such as antiword, unoconv, catdoc, Apach POI/tika that can read office documents from the command line.
The problem is that I do not have root access to install any of these packages, and POI/tike requires Java to be installed which is also not the case here. I cannot use yum or apt-get or even RPM or make. I can use python easy_install though.
So my question is:
Are you aware of any Python or Perl library that can read MS Office documents without the need to install anything else ?
Are you aware of any linux packages that can be used to handle MS Office documents without installation?
Is there a way to manually install a package locally without yum or apt-get or RPM or make?
Is it possible to install yum or apt-get locally on a folder that I have permissions to use?