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Old 03-24-2013, 07:40 PM   #1
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Can't start a service after making .tar.gz


Alright so I did the following commands to install vsftpd on Debain squeeze

$ wget https://security.appspot.com/downloa...d-3.0.2.tar.gz

$ tar xzvf vsftpd-3.0.2.tar.gz
$ cd vsftpd-3.0.2

$ make -j8

$ mkdir -p /usr/share/empty /var/ftp /usr/local/man/man5 /usr/local/man/man8

$ useradd -d /var/ftp ftp
$ chown root.root /var/ftp
$ chmod og-w /var/ftp

$ cp vsftpd.conf /etc

$ make install


There is a vsftpd.conf file in my /etc directory but I cant actually get vsftpd running, I don't know what command to use. I used to use "service vsftpd start" back on CentOS but it says its an unrecognized service, what should I do?
 
Old 03-24-2013, 09:08 PM   #2
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You can start it from CLI alright. Will be lost next reboot. You have chosen to install by hand, this means you need also create start/shutdown script by hand if you want your Debian to start it for you. I have to say installing by hand is discouraged (unless you really know how to maintain it). Why didn't you install it using package manager?
 
Old 03-25-2013, 09:33 PM   #3
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The version that Debain has of vsftpd is 2.3.2 or something, I requre 3.0.2 for a command thag goes something like alloweritesblechroot() which basically allows users to write in their home directory when they are locked in it and its also only available in vsftpd 3.0.2. I don't understand why distro's never update their packages, every single distro is using 2.3.2, I understand they might do this so that everyone is using the same version and maybe it's more stable but there should be an option to downloading newer versions easily.

I tried downloading the .deb vsftpd 3.0.2 from the debain website but it requires so many dependencies and when I finally reach the last one it says my libs or libc6 is >= something else I don't remember which most likely means I need to downgrade.

Wait a minute, is there an option in the terminal as to which version I can download? Ex. apt-get install vsftpd-3.0.2 would that work? :0
 
Old 03-26-2013, 07:12 PM   #4
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Debian is well known being conservative. I'm using Gentoo and 3.0.2 is marked as stable. Debian has it in Sid. Yes, you can install it using apt-get (this is the preferred method) but you still need to deal with lots of dependencies that need to be upgraded beyond your current level.
 
Old 03-26-2013, 07:29 PM   #5
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Double check your installation steps. The permissions on /var/ftp/ cannot be correct.
Write access on a directory without read or x access doesn't allow you to do anything.
The ownership or group owner probably should be ftp as well. If the vsftp daemon runs as ftp, it needs access.
 
  


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