Isn't gFTP deprecated?

Julien Olivier julo at
Wed Sep 22 03:16:19 CDT 2004

Le mardi 21 septembre 2004 à 23:58 +0200, Daniel Borgmann a écrit :
> Just a quick question. I noticed that gFTP appears in the default
> desktop installation and I'm wondering if this isn't deprecated by the
> Nautilus FTP stuff. It doesn't seem appropriate to me to use protocol-
> specific applications for file managment in the 21. century. :)
> gFTP also doesn't follow the HIG very well, exposes file paths to the
> user and hidden files are not hidden by default. Hopefully I'm not
> offending anyone, but I personally don't think that gFTP matches the
> level of polish and usability of the other desktop parts.
> My suggestion would be to not install it by default, but maybe I'm
> missing something. Please excuse me if this was discussed before
> already, I couldn't find anything in the archives.

Well, have you tried removing it ?

julien at lifebook ~ $ which gftp
julien at lifebook ~ $ LANG=en_GB sudo apt-get remove gftp
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Package gftp is not installed, so not removed
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 12 not upgraded.

Any clue about what's happening here ?


Julien Olivier <julo at>

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