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Don't download to folder with spaces!
Authored by: houchin on Nov 05, '01 01:53:56PM

One warning to anyone trying this. Don't download and untar the proftp archive into a directory that contains any spaces in its name or in the name of any directory in the path. The configure app won't work.

In general, if you want to be a Unix-type Mac user with Mac OS X, you need to get into the habit of never putting spaces in filenames, especially directory names. As we saw with the iTunes 2 installer this weekend, it's very easy for very bad things to happen.

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Don't download to folder with spaces!
Authored by: dchambon on Apr 08, '02 04:53:24AM

I'vve dowloaded (as explained with curl) proftpd 1.2.4 in a folder without spaces (/Applications/Proftpd-1.2.4) but here is the message I obtain after trying to configure :

[dchambon:/Applications/proftpd-1.2.4] dchambon% ./configure
creating cache ./config.cache
checking host system type... powerpc-apple-darwin5.3
checking target system type... powerpc-apple-darwin5.3
checking build system type... powerpc-apple-darwin5.3
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... cc
checking whether the C compiler (cc ) works... no
configure: error: installation or configuration problem: C compiler cannot create executables.

my configuration is :

G4/512 Mo - Mac OS X Server 10.1.3 + Developper tools

Can you help me ?
Do you think I can use proftpd 1.2.5rc1 ?



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Don't download to folder with spaces!
Authored by: la33deedah33 on Sep 01, '02 09:25:10AM

Thanks for the heads up! From your post I get the message I have some very bad file / directory naming habits that I need to go through my Finder now and correct. Yipes! I have a ton of files / directories.

Please bear with me as I am new to Unix, but I wish to upgrade my User habits to Unix compatibility. You are saying, if I get your post correctly, that no file or directory name / label should contain spaces; is that correct? Therefore, for example, <MacOSXHints> should be written as indicated without the brackets; is that your message? (As opposed to writing incorrectly as <Mac OS X Hints>).

Are there other common habits that are Unix incompatible? Where would I learn of same, if you have such info, i.e. a site and any other reference material. I have O'Reilly on Learning Unix for Mac OS X and Learning the Unix Operating System, but have not found such hints as you posted.

Thanks for your tip.

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