cannot launch vsftpd at system startup

Peter Matulis pmatulis at
Sat Jan 27 20:55:23 UTC 2007

Hi gang,

I have read quite a few articles on how to start vsftpd at system bootup 
but nothing seems to work on my new and updated 6.2 STABLE machine.

I have copied /usr/ports/ftp/vsftpd/files/ 
to /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ and it is executable.

In /etc/rc.conf I am placing:


and in vsftpd.conf:


I can't see the error when my machine boots but when I attempt to run 
the rc.d script manually I get:

.: Can't open %%RC_SUBR%%: No such file or directory

I can start the daemon at the command line:

/usr/local/libexec/vsftpd &

I installed the port sysutils/rc_subr thinking it may help but it does 
not.  I also reinstalled vsftpd with the make option RC_NG but it 
doesn't seem to do anything (isn't it supposed to install the rc.d 

Any comments?


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