First of all great tutorial for a newbie like me trying to do server. I am currently trying to configure Suse 10.1 64 bit with ur 32 bit guide. Its been working fine until i get to the point where i need to make the proftpd package. I read some of the post at the end but it doesnt help at all and i have looked all over google. The post at the end of page 6 talked about the wrong version of "glibc-devel". I have even went as far as getting the rpms for em and that doesnt work either. when i do the ./configure --sysconfdir=/etc i get these errors: checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu checking target system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu checking for gcc... gcc Checking for C compiler default output file name... configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables see 'config.log' for more details. so if u can please help me or atleast let me know if i should just use another distro for a 64bit server. Im almost thinking of switching to FreeBSD 6 amd64. Thank you and please keep up the good work.