The ftpcopy package
This document describes how to download, compile, test and install ftpcopy.
The ftpcopy package is meant to run under UNIX and -lookalikes.
If you want to run the self check you'll have to install a few additional software packages (see below), but they aren't needed to run ftpcopy.
$ mkdir /package $ chmod 1755 /package $ cd /package
You may use another directory. No program in the ftpcopy package cares where it is installed. /package is recommended.
You can alternatively download it through FTP:
$ gunzip ftpcopy-0.6.7.tar.gz $ tar -xpf ftpcopy-0.6.7.tar $ rm ftpcopy-0.6.7.tar $ cd web/ftpcopy-0.6.7
By default the binaries are installed in
/package/ by the directory where you you unpacked the
ftpcopy distribution in). Symbolic links to the commands are
created in /command/ and, for compatibility reasons,
Manual pages are installed in /package/web/ftpcopy-0.6.7/doc. Symbolic links to the manual pages are created under /usr/local/man.
If you don't like this then:
$ package/compile && package/check $ cp command/* /whereever/you/want/bin $ cp doc/* /whereever/you/want/doc
compile/install (or compile/check) try to run some automated tests is a few additional software packages are available. If these tests fail the software will not be install. If some or all of the needed packages are not found in $PATH then ftpcopy will be installed.
The self check expects to find the publicfile ftpd in /usr/local/publicfile/bin/ftpd. If you, for any reason, want to run the test manually, and publicfile is installed somewhere else, for example in /usr/bin, you may run
make PUBLICFILE_FTPD=/usr/bin/ftpd check
in the compile directory.
See the publicfile home page.
See the ucspi-tcp home page.
See the daemontools home page.
The tests take some time. Things are fine if they do not print anything.
$ mail email@example.com <compile/auto-systype
Please do not send this email if the self-check failed. Send an problem report to the mailing list instead.
If you are short on disk space you may remove the compile and src directories:
$ rm -rf compile src
To subscribe to the ftpcopy mailing list send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The content is ignored.
You do not need to subscribe to the mailing list, it is an open one. But, if you are not subscribe, make sure you mention this in the mail.
Please include the ftpcopy version number, the operating system and it's version and any possible relevant output of the failing program. Please include compile/auto-systype in your posting.
If your system is a GNU/Linux one then please include name and version of your distribution and your C library version number (as printed by ldd --version).
The homepage may be more up-to-date, see the ftpcopy home page.