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first run the command as su:
rpmbuild --rebuild vsftpd_2.05.src.rpm
after this command runs, it will write a file(s) to usr/src/redhat/RPMS/arch
where "arch" is i386 or i686.
go to the /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386(or i686, where ever the rpmbuild command wrote) and install the file,
rpm -ivh vsftpd_2.05.i#.rpm (where # is either i386 or i686) if vsftpd is not on system
rpm -Uvh vsftpd_2.05.i#.rpm (where # is either i386 or i686) if vsftpd is on your system and you want to update it
Another possibility is that rpmbuild is not on your path, could check this with 'echo $PATH'. If it isn't on path remedy this by finding the path to rpmbuild, say /path/to/bin/rpmbuild, and adding this to path by putting:
in .bash_profile, I should think.
I am sure the rpm-build is ont installed, I was in rpmfind.net site, the only rpm-build package I can find is for redhat linux 9, I have RHLE 4 on my system. Can I install Redhat9 or Fedora RPM package on Redhat enterprise linux 4 box ?
Can I install rpm source file using rpm -ba command ?
Don't you have any RHEL installation discs? It would be easier to install rpmbuild and vsftpd from these than trying to install Redhat 9 or Fedora Core rpms. Also if you paid for RHEL then you can install them from RHN.