PROFTPD Won't Start

Hello all,
I am trying to start PROFTPD and get the following error;

Failed to start service :

  • Starting ftp server proftpd
    /usr/sbin/proftpd: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I’m using Ubuntu 14.04 and am having a nightmare… A quick search on this file yields no results, it doesn’t exist on our systems.
I’m not exactly adept with Ubuntu, but am getting there.
This is a live and busy site too.

I’d appreciate any help offered, thank you very much in advance.


Hmm, I haven’t run into an error like that before.

What is the output of this command:

dpkg -l ‘proftpd*’

This is the result;
root@:~# dpkg -l 'proftpd
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
un proftpd (no description available)
un proftpd-abi-1. (no description available)
ii proftpd-basic 1.3.5~rc3-2. amd64 Versatile, virtual-hosting FTP da
un proftpd-doc (no description available)
un proftpd-mod-ge (no description available)
un proftpd-mod-ld (no description available)
un proftpd-mod-my (no description available)
un proftpd-mod-od (no description available)
un proftpd-mod-pg (no description available)
un proftpd-mod-sq (no description available)


Yup, that looks like the correct package for Ubuntu 14.04!

Well, while I’m not certain what’s causing that, perhaps a quick way around it would be to just install the library it says isn’t there.

You can do that by running this command:

apt-get install libmemcached10

Same issue! Grr;
root@+++:~# apt-get install libmemcached10
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
libmemcached10 is already the newest version.
libmemcached10 set to manually installed.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
linux-headers-3.13.0-46 linux-headers-3.13.0-46-generic
linux-headers-3.13.0-48 linux-headers-3.13.0-48-generic
linux-headers-3.13.0-49 linux-headers-3.13.0-49-generic
linux-image-3.13.0-46-generic linux-image-3.13.0-48-generic
linux-image-3.13.0-49-generic linux-image-extra-3.13.0-46-generic
linux-image-extra-3.13.0-48-generic linux-image-extra-3.13.0-49-generic
Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 8 not upgraded.


Failed to start FTP server :

  • Starting ftp server proftpd
    /usr/sbin/proftpd: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory