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Installing FTP with apt-get on Debian Server

Debian is almost same as other Linux Distros. Main difference is the way how it manage software installation.

Debian use apt-get program to install and manage software packages. You can find more details on using apt-get with “man apt-get”

Today i have to install ftp client on a Debian server. FTP client is default on most of the installation, but it was missing on this server.

# uname -a
Linux 2.4.26-bytemark-uml-20040706-1 #1 Tue Jul 6 09:37:31 BST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
# cat /etc/debian_version

Debian version is 3.1 and it use Linux kernel v2.4

To install ftp client with apt-get, use

# apt-get install ftp
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 52.1kB of archives.
After unpacking 160kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 stable/main ftp 0.17-12 [52.1kB]
Fetched 52.1kB in 0s (178kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package ftp.
(Reading database ... 22259 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking ftp (from .../archives/ftp_0.17-12_i386.deb) ...
Setting up ftp (0.17-12) ...

Now ftp is working on the server

# ftp
ftp> bye

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