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I have installed vsftpd on my new Eee pc with Fedora 18:

sudo yum install vsftpd

How is it? :

systemctl is-active vsftpd.service

and got

failed

Then

systemctl status vsftpd.service

got

Failed to start Vsftpd demon
Unit vsftpd.service entered failed state

What is the best way to start repairing vsftpd?

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Check /var/log for it's logs, /etc for it's configuration, maybe type dmesg to check if it isn't some bigger problem. –  TNW Apr 16 '13 at 14:03
    
Please post the full output of systemctl status vsftpd.service, it should include enough logs to find out what is going on. –  vonbrand Apr 16 '13 at 16:03
    
Fedora doesn't automatically start services once you install the package -- you need to enable and start them yourself. Did you do either of those? –  jsbillings Mar 15 at 1:18

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I guess your vsftpd was never started. You may need to try to start it manually through /etc/init.d/vsftpd start and examine system logs for what happens.

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I've got the same error and I saw in the vsftpd status that the error was in /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf

so, I just write (or uncomment):

listen_ipv6=NO

And then I could start vsftpd service with any problems

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