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Old 11-09-2004, 03:40 AM   #1
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vsftpd install problem


i have downloaded vsftpd-2.0.1 source and i compiled using make. And i followed all the other requirements. But when i try to install it using "make install" it is not instlalling. Instead it is giving the output as the following:

if [ -x /usr/local/sbin ]; then \
install -m 755 vsftpd /usr/local/sbin/vsftpd; \
else \
install -m 755 vsftpd /usr/sbin/vsftpd; fi
if [ -x /usr/local/man ]; then \
install -m 644 vsftpd.8 /usr/local/man/man8/vsftpd.8; \
install -m 644 vsftpd.conf.5 /usr/local/man/man5/vsftpd.conf.5; \
elif [ -x /usr/share/man ]; then \
install -m 644 vsftpd.8 /usr/share/man/man8/vsftpd.8; \
install -m 644 vsftpd.conf.5 /usr/share/man/man5/vsftpd.conf.5; \
else \
install -m 644 vsftpd.8 /usr/man/man8/vsftpd.8; \
install -m 644 vsftpd.conf.5 /usr/man/man5/vsftpd.conf.5; fi
if [ -x /etc/xinetd.d ]; then \
install -m 644 xinetd.d/vsftpd /etc/xinetd.d/vsftpd; fi

Can any body help me.

thankx in advance,
Old 11-09-2004, 04:15 AM   #2
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And vsftpd ain't installed?

Are you root? While running "make install" ..
Old 11-09-2004, 04:24 AM   #3
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yah i m running as root.
Old 11-11-2004, 08:55 AM   #4
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Actually it is installing. I just installed it twice today on two RedHat 9 machines.

It is only echoing the install for whatever reason.

The install put the file 'vsftpd' in /usr/local/sbin.

It does NOT put the .conf file in /etc, so you will need to do that manually.

If you have an older version of vsftpd in /usr/sbin, you will need to copy the new one in its place.

Make sure to read the INSTALL directions to make sure you do all the other prerequisites, like creating the user 'nobody', setting appropriate rights on /var/ftp, etc.
Old 11-12-2004, 10:18 AM   #5
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There are no errors in the output from your make install to indicate that your install was not successful. What indication do you have that it was not installed? Execute the command whereis vsftpd and you should find vsftpd in directory /usr/local/sbin or /usr/sbin. If you do find it then you will need to set up vsftpd to run as either a standalone daemon or as a service in inetd or xinetd. Once we get it up and running there will probably be a little tweaking of your /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf file to get things just right.


Last edited by wmakowski; 11-12-2004 at 10:21 AM.
Old 11-12-2004, 11:08 AM   #6
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You may just want to download the rpm,i prefer proftp which is fast and simple......


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