Installing FTP on a CentOS 5 system
I recently had to install a FTP client on one of our live servers. This was a first time occurrence for me, so I thought it might be useful to document for anyone else looking to do the same.
- Use yum to install the FTP package:
$ yum install ftp
The yum software management tool will then set itself for install, setting up any necessary repositories and resolving dependencies. A prompt will show the total download size and ask you to proceed:
Total download size: 54 k Is this ok [y/N]:
Answer yes (the install should complete pretty quickly) and if everything is kosher, the last output will be:
A quick note: to check if your installation was successful,
ftp --help doesn't help much, --help is an unknown option for ftp. Simply type
ftp at your command prompt to start FTP. You should see something like:
Good deal, your FTP client has been installed.