Opened 11 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#29 closed task (fixed)

Distribute ftputil as a Debian/Ubuntu package

Reported by: schwa Owned by: schwa
Priority: major Milestone: 2.6
Component: Other Version: 2.2.3
Keywords: Debian, package, Ubuntu Cc:

Description (last modified by schwa)

ftputil should not only be distributed as a tar.gz file but also as a Debian/Ubuntu? package (if possible in the regular distribution, not just as an Debian-wise unofficial .deb package).


  • ftputil would become more widely known. This could result in more users, more feedback and possibly more contributions.
  • It would be easier for other Debian/Ubuntu? developers to add FTP support to their programs by adding ftputil as dependency.


  • Add a subdirectory to ftputil's repository which contains the Debian-specific stuff.
  • Extend ftputil's makefile so that source and binary packages can easily be built along with the tar.gz distribution.
  • Get the Debian package included in the regular Debian distribution.

In principle, this applies also to other distributions. The reason for choosing Debian here is that I (Stefan) usually work with Ubuntu and could develop this package myself. If you would like to provide a package for another Unix/Linux? distribution, please send a mail to the mailing list at . Note that you should subscribe to the mailing list at before sending a mail to the list.


Change History (7)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by schwa

Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by schwa

Milestone: 2.42.3

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by schwa

Description: modified (diff)

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by schwa

Milestone: 2.32.5

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by schwa

Thanks to the help from Debian package maintainer Chris Silva, an ftputil package is now included in Debian's Subversion repository. It hasn't shown up in Sid (Debian Unstable) yet.

Some information on getting Debian packages into Ubuntu is available. I plan to ask for a package sync after the ftputil package shows up in Debian Sid. As far as I understand, if I don't do this, ftputil will only get into the Ubuntu repository of the release after Ubuntu 10.10, i. e. in April 2011.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by schwa

Milestone: 2.52.6

Since the Debian packaging code in the ftputil repository is no longer used, the Debian package can only come out after ftputil 2.5 has been released, so I move the milestone of this ticket to version 2.6.

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by schwa

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

ftputil is now in Debian wheezy and sid. However it's ftputil version 2.4.2 only.

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