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Old 09-14-2003, 11:23 AM   #1
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How to remove/reinstall Proftpd on SuSE 8.1?

Hello, I'm pretty new to Linux: I've managed to install the proftpd tarball but it installed in the wrong directory, so I want to remove proftpd and reinstall it.

In Yast2 I can't find proftpd (though it is installed and working, kind of...). Can you tell me how I can remove it from shell?

Thanks a lot!
Old 09-14-2003, 11:48 AM   #2
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What do you mean it installed to the wrong directory? If you still have the directory you configured from, you know the ./configure, make and make install, most of the time you can do a 'make uninstall' to remove the package and then reconfigure again.

Try reading the docs at for more details. I'm sure they mention how to remove, or configure properly.
Old 09-14-2003, 02:13 PM   #3
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Well, it isn't really in the wrong directory, it installed in /usr/local/sbin but I wanted it to install somewhere else (I can do that with ./configure, can't I?).

But I guess I leave it in /usr/local for the time being. Just have got to figure out how I can configure it to open another directory in /srv/www because I can't find out how to do that.

Does anyone know what I need to put in proftd.conf to open /srv/www for a specific user?


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