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Compiling ncftp for 10.2.x UNIX
markcrocker mentioned that OS X 10.1.x (without Jaguar) came with ncftp and an upgrade to OS X 10.2.x (with Jaguar) would remove ncftp. I was unable to find the binary compiled for OS X that he was talking about in his post, but I had no problems compiling the newest ncftp source on my own after downloading and installing the OS X 10.2.x development tools from Apple's developer website.

Being a complete newbie to OS X and macs in general, this was a relatively easy task with some former UNIX/LINUX experience. It compiles the binaries to "ncftp 3.1.5 source dir/bin", so don't expect them to run right after typing ./configure && make && make install. Good luck all who like ncftp!

[Editor's note: I now consider the ncftp topic covered, between this post and the previous post ... if you want it, it appears easy to get and/or compile using the info in either post.]
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NcFTP binary for OS X
Authored by: jmissig on Dec 31, '02 05:15:57PM
Authored by: bhines on Jan 01, '03 06:56:12AM

It was removed from OS X because jaguar's FTP now has the featureset of ncftp. (supposedly) and ncftp is crufty.

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ncftp upgrade
Authored by: scottgo on Jan 02, '03 01:10:27PM

If I'm using an old version of ncftp, are there any problems with running the new installer over the old version? Should I uninstall first? If so, how do I do that?

Thank you for any help you can offer.

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