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Old 03-08-2013, 09:12 PM   #1
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Red face Can't install/build vsftpd on CentOS


I'm a new user to CentOS (migrated from Ubuntu, I still use Ubuntu and prefer it but I am on an old PC and CentOS works the best performance wise). So I used yum install vsftpd to get vsftpd and it works fine and stuff.

The problem though is the vsftpd version from the package is too old for my personal needs (some important commands don't work). I want to update vsftpd to its latest version which is 3.0.2. I downloaded the .tar.gz file and I extracted it but I just got the same files as when I mounted it. I tried following the instructions but right on the second step I got lost.

Can anyone tell me how to build it or other alternatives to update vsftpd?
 
Old 03-08-2013, 09:34 PM   #2
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26 views and no replies? Any feedback, even negative I would appreciate.
 
Old 03-08-2013, 11:32 PM   #3
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Gee ... it's been all of 22 minutes, give us some time :-).

You need to give a little more detail, what do you mean that "I judt got the same files as when I mounted it" -- mounted what? When you extract the tar.gz there should be a README that tell what you should do, but generally it will involve something like:

Code:
./configure
make
sudo make install
Can you provide some more details as to where you got stuck? What were you trying to do? What happened?
 
Old 03-09-2013, 03:28 AM   #4
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CentOS : # yum install vsftpd


Building version 3.0.2 from vsftpd-3.0.2-1.fc18.src.rpm
ftp://ftp.sunet.se/pub/Linux/distrib...1.fc18.src.rpm

$ rpmbuild -bb vsftpd.spec
.. and within 30 seconds the packages vsftpd-3.0.2-1.el6.<arch>.rpm,
vsftpd-sysvinit-3.0.2-1.el6.<arch>.rpm are created.

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Old 03-09-2013, 03:32 PM   #5
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Thanks, I actually got it working just by double clicking on the .rpm file. However, for future needs I do still want to know how to install/create vsftpd from the .tar.gz file.

@btmiller
I tried to follow this guide here http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2010/11/vsftpd-setup/ (the first step has 2.3.2 to download and I just renamed it to 3.0.2 and it worked). I did all of the steps but afterwards I could not run vsftpd in the terminal, it would say the service is not recognized (meaning I installed it wrong).

Then I tried following the steps (there was a file called INSTAL) from the vsftp-3.0.2.tar.gz file and I got lost where it says "edit "builddefs.h" to handle compile-time settings (tcp_wrappers build,
etc)." However, right after that step it tells me to type the "make" command which is what I did before when following the guide and vsftpd didn't even work.

Should I just rely on finding .rpm packages or actually learn to set this up?
 
Old 03-09-2013, 07:49 PM   #6
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vsftpd-3.0.2-1.fc18.src.rpm
you are aware that that is a fedora 18 SRC rpm
and CentOS 6.3 is not the same as fedora 18

rpmbuild will be looking for the fedora 18 versions of installed dependencies
 
  


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