Please install lftp


#1

Hi Dreamhost

I am in the process of migrating a website with a huge and deep directory structure.

The great thing about Dreamhost is the shell access (I am Linux user) so I want to retrieve the old site via ftp from the shell.

For this I really need lftp. ncftp is good, but it lacks the mirror function.

And yes, I have seen the mirror perl script, but it is not on par with lftp.

Could you please install lftp?

The server is carter-braxton.

Thanks!
Martin


#2

Hi Martin!

LFTP is a command line-based ftp client, so you’ll need to install it to your own computer. You can download it here:

http://lftp.yar.ru/


#3

Thanks for your reply, but I mean what I wrote! (I am Linux sysadmin).

The thing is, I want to mirror a huge site directly from another server via ftp to Dreamhost. So I would log into my shell account and start lftp in a screen, and then mirror the site with the mirror command.

Why not from home? Because I have a low bandwidth and would need to transfer the site twice: first from the old host to my pc, then from my pc to Dreamhost.

So again, would you consider running “aptitude install lftp” ?

Regards,
Martin


#4

Sorry, no, we cannot install LFTP at the moment. But you may use a VPS or dedicated server if you’d like to install the software:

http://dreamhost.com/servers/vps/


#5

[quote=“DH_Elle_S, post:4, topic:60002”]
Sorry, no, we cannot install LFTP at the moment.[/quote]

Ok, I accept that. But it’s quite sad!

Btw, may I ask why? You have several ftp programs and this is just another one (and highly rated). And it doesn’t take up much space.


#6

We are always looking for new tools, but it is a lengthy process. If you would like to make a suggestion for it please do so here in the “Suggestions” board of this forum and we’ll look into it!


#7

As Elle said you can get a VPS or dedicated server and install it for yourself. Dreamhost won’t deviate the setup on any shared server… they have one standard image and any change to one would be a change for all and have to be vetted as secure etc before that change would be made for all.

You might open a suggestion in the suggestions board of this forum.