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Old 03-11-2008, 11:56 AM   #1
Suicidal9090
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Install Problems


Ok, im having a few problems with installing vsftpd. When I unpackage it i can not use the "make" command and it wont build. I'm pretty new to all of this but I cant find a vsftpd 6.0 rpm. Anyone have a link or and give me step by step install? im pretty newbish.

Thanks.

-Sean McCoy

Last edited by Suicidal9090; 03-12-2008 at 08:57 AM.
 
Old 03-11-2008, 11:58 AM   #2
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Oh - and im using Fedora Core 8, and trying to install vsftps-2.0.6.tar.gz
 
Old 03-11-2008, 02:19 PM   #3
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Anyone help me please?
 
Old 03-11-2008, 05:17 PM   #4
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Sigh.

Three posts in less than a day, begging an answer.

The reason 32 people have read your thread, and not replied is perhaps because you are not providing enough information. I hope you have read one of the many copies of "How to ask questions the smart way" available on the big WWW. It's useful information

You have remembered to tell us your distro, and what you are trying to install (in your second post) - a good start

But:
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i can not use the "make" command and it wont build.
Isn't helpful [and is lazily punctuated - another reason for people to move on to another post ].

What does the error message say, exactly?

Generally if you search the internet for the error message, you'll find a solution. If that doesn't work, come back here with DETAILS, and we'll all be happy to help.
But if you don't provide us with the information we need to help you help yourself, only a very few are going to bother to respond. We value our "free" time
 
Old 03-11-2008, 08:44 PM   #5
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Another tip; where possible ( and it should be for this pkg on Fedora) do NOT download the tgz and attempt to make it etc.
Use the pkg manager, it'll do all the work for you more reliably AND deal with dependencies.
 
Old 03-12-2008, 07:59 AM   #6
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Is there still a way to use the "package Manager" through SSH? because if im not mistaken thats the GUI updater?

I guess a better question would be:

What would be the best way for me to install this tar.gz file through command line?
 
Old 03-12-2008, 08:07 AM   #7
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vsftptd - 2.0.5.-19.fc8.x86_64 - very secure ftp daemon

Does it really matter that it's 2.0.5?

Last edited by jay73; 03-12-2008 at 08:08 AM.
 
Old 03-12-2008, 08:35 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tredegar View Post
Sigh.

Three posts in less than a day, begging an answer.

The reason 32 people have read your thread, and not replied is perhaps because you are not providing enough information. I hope you have read one of the many copies of "How to ask questions the smart way" available on the big WWW. It's useful information

You have remembered to tell us your distro, and what you are trying to install (in your second post) - a good start

But:
Isn't helpful [and is lazily punctuated - another reason for people to move on to another post ].

What does the error message say, exactly?

Generally if you search the internet for the error message, you'll find a solution. If that doesn't work, come back here with DETAILS, and we'll all be happy to help.
But if you don't provide us with the information we need to help you help yourself, only a very few are going to bother to respond. We value our "free" time
There isn't an error persay - its just the tutorials that I have followed to install the program do not work. I was just looking for advice on how to install it.
 
Old 03-12-2008, 01:49 PM   #9
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I don't use FC, so do not know what your "package manager" is - you'll have to sort this one out yourself , but do use it if you can find it. Package-managers work from the CLI as well as GUI.

Quote:
Does it really matter that it's 2.0.5?
The name of your package is vsftptd-2.0.5.-19.fc8.x86_64 it seems. 2.0.5.-19 is the version number, no this doesn't really matter. fc8.x86_64 tells you the package was built for FC8 running on an Intel 64-bit processor. Is this what you have?

In your first post, you said you "can not use the "make" command and it wont build. "
So, to repeat myself, what exactly is the error when you try to use the make command?
 
Old 03-12-2008, 02:27 PM   #10
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A follow-up:
I used a well-known internet search engine to search for "FC8 package manager". The results told me that it is called yum
I searched again for "yum howto" and up came this link: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Docs/D...anagementGuide
It says it is a "draft" document, but that shouldn't matter. It was last uupdated on 2008-01-30.
So you should be set to go ( after a bit of reading )
 
Old 03-12-2008, 03:31 PM   #11
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Quote:
The name of your package is vsftptd-2.0.5.-19.fc8.x86_64 it seems. 2.0.5.-19 is the version number, no this doesn't really matter. fc8.x86_64 tells you the package was built for FC8 running on an Intel 64-bit processor. Is this what you have?
I think I'm sensing some confusion here.
I grabbed that information from my terminal and posted it here just to show that vsftpd is readily available from the repositories. All it takes is:
yum -y install vsftpd

Last edited by jay73; 03-12-2008 at 03:33 PM.
 
Old 03-12-2008, 04:01 PM   #12
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@jay73,
Thanks for clearing that up. I'm tired
But that's the information "Suicidal9090" needs
[Off topic: Visited Brugge 2 weeks ago: It was very interesting, Ypres, was very, very sad, perhaps because I am old enough to remember.]
@Suicidal9090 See? You can use the CLI!
 
Old 03-13-2008, 12:11 PM   #13
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wow thanks!! I was trying to use yum but couldnt get it to work!!! i was adding the -2.0.6.. ect to the end i guess thats why it didn't work. But its going now so im happy but now i have to configure it haha.

But thanks to you all for your help ^_^ i love this website for unix help.

Thanks once again.

-Sean McCoy
 
  


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