NCFTP install problems

Steve Suhre steve at
Sun Oct 10 08:31:11 PDT 2004

I tried the ports first and it couldn't find the files it needed and gave 
up. I usually install from ports, but it wasn't working so I went and 
grabbed it myself. The Downloads folder is just a place to keep installed 
apps. I've done several others from there, and I was running as root when I 
attempted the install.

I had tried make and make install, they both gagged with a 127.

I'll try moving it to the ports/ftp folder and try it from there, although 
a valid path should be a valid path....

At 08:12 AM 10/10/2004, Malcolm Kay wrote:
>On Sun, 10 Oct 2004 10:23 pm, Steve Suhre wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm running FreeBSD 4.6 and am having trouble installing ncftp 3.1.8. The
> > error I get is:
> >
> >
> > ....creating sh_util/Makefile
> > creating vis/Makefile
> > creating config.h
> > ===>  Building for ncftp-3.1.8
> > -e  's|||'
> > /usr/home/steve/Downloads/ncftp3/work/ncftp3.1.8/libncftp/Makefile
> > -e: not found
> > *** Error code 127
> >
> >
> > Anyone have any idea what's missing? The decodeurl.c and decodehost.c files
> > are in the proper folder....
>Very difficult to know from this.
>How did the tree /usr/home/steve/Downloads/ come about and what does it 
>But you seem to be doing it a hard way rather than through the standard port
>installation. If you try to setup your own tree it can be difficult to get
>all the references correct and to insure the all the require components are
>You do have the ports database installed at /ust/ports ?
>If not then download it or install from your installation CD.
>If you don't have the required ncftp3 package then unpack ncftp3.tar.gz in
>/usr/ports/ftp. If you already have the source code archives then move them
>to /usr/ports/distfiles.
>Now as root go to /usr/ports/ftp/ncftp3 and execute
># make
>and if that works
># make install
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Steve Suhre
Antero web technologies
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