From the couple of replies that I've seen here, and my research into the matter, I think it highly unlikely that I'll manage to get Slash to run on a shared DreamHost account. It's possible to do, but not for me, as I lack the severe Perl skills that would be necessary to accomplish the impossible.
So what alternatives are out there? I've heard a few, and I've heard as much good as I have bad about all of them.
I need a Slash-like CMS system that is:
2. Open source.
3. Highly customizable.
4. Can support a couple thousand users
and most importantly..
5. Can be implemented on DreamHost without a PhD in Computer Science from MIT.