ProFTPd error in Ubuntu 12.04 – solution!

By default, the installed package refused to start, because of missing files. So I had to do the following to resolve the missing links:


First, create a symbolic link to the already existing file:

 ln -s ‘/usr/sbin/proftpd’ ‘/usr/sbin/in.ftpd’


Second, let’s tell inetd where to look for the service program, edit yours as follows (the default location is at /etc/inetd.conf):

ftp     stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/sbin/tcpd  /usr/sbin/proftpd


After that, let’s restart the service altogether:

service proftpd restart


There you go! 🙂
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