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Fix proftpd-utils on Amazon Linux


Amazon just fix your shit please!!

Anyway if you are trying to install proftpd-utils on Amazon linux probably you’ve ran into this beauty:

Error: Package: perl-Crypt-Cracklib-1.7-1.el6.x86_64 (epel)
Requires: perl(:MODULE_COMPAT_5.10.1)

How to fix it:

yum group install “development tools”

yum install perl-CPAN cracklib-devel perl-Mail-Sendmail

perl -MCPAN -e shell

enter….enter all the way to the prompt cpan[1]>

install Crypt::Cracklib

At the time of this writing Amazon Linux uses proftpd-1.3.3g-10.el6.x86_64 so you will need to find proftpd-utils-1.3.3g-10.el6.x86_64.rpm

here is a mirror: ftp://mirror.switch.ch/pool/4/mirror/epel/6/x86_64/Packages/p/proftpd-utils-1.3.3g-10.el6.x86_64.rpm

rpm -ihv –nodeps ftp://mirror.switch.ch/pool/4/mirror/epel/6/x86_64/Packages/p/proftpd-utils-1.3.3g-10.el6.x86_64.rpm


That’s it.