how do i install proftpd on amazon linux, yum install proftpd is not working, its showing "proftpd pakage not found"

[root@ip-172-31-37-101 ec2-user]# yum install proftpd Loaded plugins: priorities, update-motd, upgrade-helper amzn-main/latest | 2.1 kB 00:00 amzn-updates/latest | 2.3 kB 00:00 No package proftpd available. Error: Nothing to do [root@ip-172-31-37-101 ec2-user]#

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Kamal Nasser
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September 14, 2016
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ProFTPd is not available in the default Amazon Linux repos. However, your system should have the EPEL repo installed (although disabled) by default. You can temporarily enable the EPEL repo by passing --enablerepo=epel to yum:

yum --enablerepo=epel install proftpd

If you want to enable the EPEL repo permanently, edit /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo and replace enabled=0 with enabled=1 under the [epel] section. Though, you should know that due to the way the repos are prioritized by default, if a package is available in both repos, the Amazon Linux AMI version will be installed.

Refer to the Amazon Linux AMI FAQ for more info.