Ubuntu setup

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by knowram, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. knowram

    knowram New Member

    I just installed ubuntu desktop and I would like to use it as more of a server. Is there something extra I have to do to install Apache, ftp, dhcp, etc. I found a how to at


    But when I tried to use the sudo apt-get install proftpd gproftpd command I got an error "Couldn't find package proftpd"

    Which make me think there is something that I still need to install.

    Can someone point me in the right direction?

  2. martinfst

    martinfst ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    You 1st need to edit the sources, e.g. where to retrieve the packages from. Initially you only get a limited set from you boot CD, which does not contain all. If you're using Gnome: System->Administration->Software Sources and put ticks to the network based packages.
  3. knowram

    knowram New Member

    Okay that makes sense but I don't know how to do any of that. Is there a tutorial out there that tells you where the file is to edit and where the network based packages are?
  4. martinfst

    martinfst ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    If you use the steps in Gnome as described above, you only have to mark tick boxes and the rest is done automagically.

    If you want to manually edit the file
    vi /etc/apt/sources.list
    Remove the '#' sign at the beginning of the repository lines you want to use. Save the file and do
    apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
    But with limited experience, I would follow the graphical (Gnome) route.

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