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Old 10-12-2003, 02:25 PM   #1
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Compiling help

I'm trying to get ProFTPD server running, but I need to compile it.

When I installed Red Hat 9 (yesterday) I didn't include any dev tools. Now I guess I need gcc, but exactly how would I go about installing it? On the 2nd or 3rd red hat CD i've found 5 or so gcc rpm's, but they all have dependencies on other packages or files that aren't installed. Is there a place I can just download one rpm that will work?

PS - I'm working solely in text mode, since I didn't have enough harddrive space for xwindow

Thanks, Ryan

Edit: I installed the default Ftp client that came with RH during the install, but I don't know what it's called...

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Old 10-12-2003, 02:35 PM   #2
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No one big RPM that I know of, you will need to install the dependencies as well in order for gcc to work.

If you don't want to mess with compiling from source why not find and download a rpm package for Redhat, like I found this one from
Old 10-12-2003, 04:07 PM   #3
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Thanks, that worked good

Now I just have to set this up....I'm using the proftpd guide thats on this site right now. I got to the part where you start up the server for the first time, but it gave me an error about "no group" not being valid....or something like that.

Another question, how do you save stuff that you edit in emacs? After I change something, I exit with ctrl-z (is there another way?) and my changes are discarded I guess.


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