[olug] sftp vs. FTPS?

Cesar Delgado cdelgad2 at bigred.unl.edu
Fri May 12 16:32:33 UTC 2006

> On Fri, 12 May 2006, Jon H. Larsen wrote:
>>On the client side, you can use Filezilla (Win32) or gFTP (Linux) to make
>>secure FTPS connections.  Both are free.
> I couldn't get gFTP working. See ./configure output below. Is GLIB an 
> X-Windows thing? I don't have X and gFTP is hard-tied to X? Couldn't find 
> a configure option to only build the command line version...
> I got "lftp" working:
>     http://lftp.yar.ru/
> Yay! man lftp:
>     lftp can handle six file access methods - ftp, ftps, http, https,
>     hftp, fish and file (https and ftps are only available when lftp is
>     compiled with openssl library).
> Thanks Jon!
> j
> $ ./configure
> -snip!-
> checking for pkg-config... no
> *** The pkg-config script could not be found. Make sure it is
> *** in your path, or set the PKG_CONFIG environment variable
> *** to the full path to pkg-config.
> *** Or see http://www.freedesktop.org/software/pkgconfig to get 
> pkg-config.
> checking for glib-config... no
> checking for GLIB - version >= 1.2.3... no
> *** The glib-config script installed by GLIB could not be found
> *** If GLIB was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
> *** your path, or set the GLIB_CONFIG environment variable to the
> *** full path to glib-config.
> configure: error: gFTP needs GLIB 1.2.3 or higher

glib is installed on most systems now-a-days, but the devel packages 
might not.  If you want to check to see if you have it just run 
`glib-config --cflags --lib`.  It should give you all the paths for 
libraries and include files needed.


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