Did you read the documentation that comes with it?
Unpack the source to some directory, say ~/build:
tar xfvz ~/down/pftpfxp-v0.11.4mew6.tgz
Enter the directory: cd pftp-mew
Configure the sources: ./configure
You will want the output to contain the path to your SSL directory in order to have a fully working TLS/SSL-enabled build of pftp-mew. If all goes well the output of the command above will look something like this:
pFTP configure utility by HoE...
Platform = Linux
Using make = gmake
OpenSSL dir = /usr
Done, you can do "gmake static" or "gmake dynamic" now...
If it doesn't find OpenSSL you need to install the OpenSSL development packages. Your distribution should provide them.
So type gmake dynamic
to build the program. It will take a little while.
When done, su
to root and copy the "pftp" executable that was created to /usr/local/bin. Type exit
to exit superuser mode.
Copy the folder (as yourself, not root) ".pftp" which is in the pftp-mew directory to your home directory: cp -R .pftp ~
Go to ~/.pftp and edit the config file to suit your preferences and setup.