Server: CentOS 6.2 64bit

How can I install Proftpd using yum? A search for the package doesn't find it:

yum list proftpd

Error: No matching Packages to list

Although my CentOS 6 VPS does find it, but this server doesn't. I have read I need to install an rpm of some kind. How would I do that and where is the reliable place to get it (64bit)?

I have done Proftpd installs by compiling the source in the past but would prefer to use yum this time.

2 Answers 2


You have to install it via EPEL


You can grab the single RPM or install the EPEL repo as follows

rpm -ivh http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-5.noarch.rpm
yum update
yum install proftpd
  • This worked on the 64bit CentOS, would the same file work on 32bit or would it be a different one? Apr 10, 2012 at 8:44
  • it would also work on 32bit.. see the last part of the file.. the noarach part.. means it'll work on 64 or 32 bit. It'll work due it's just a bunch of text files in that package
    – Mike
    Apr 10, 2012 at 12:32

yum list available proftpd

if you cannot find it, then your repo does not have it.

  • It is in the dag repo, or rather rpmforge, it seems, if you cannot find it in your repos. ehowstuff.com/…
    – johnshen64
    Apr 5, 2012 at 16:59

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