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I'm pretty familiar with building and installing linux apps from the command line. But I'm unsure as to how to proceed with building and installing a custom app listening on a port in webfaction. Most application make instructions assume you're targeting /usr or /usr/local, with config files going into /etc, et cetera. How would this map over to doing an install under webfaction?

Also, the particular app I'm interested in installing -- vsftpd, an FTP server -- requires that I create one or two (I forget) users so that anonymous FTP read access can be managed correctly. Is that even possible under webfaction?

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asked 17 Jan '11, 22:00

MarkO
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Hi Mark,

Instead of using /usr/local or /etc you would use /home/username/etc or something similar. We have some documentation on what you need to do here:

http://docs.webfaction.com/software/home-install.html

Regarding vsftpd, the short answer is you cannot install it as it is a violation of our AUP, if you allow anonymous write access, anonymous read access should be fine. Our AUP can be found here:

http://www.webfaction.com/legal/aup

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Hope that helps!

EDIT: Clarified what exactly was an AUP violation.

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answered 17 Jan '11, 22:12

klynton
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edited 18 Jan '11, 00:23

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