I always install ports with all my Macs. Installing inetutils via ports is a breeze.
# sudo port install inetutils ---> Computing dependencies for inetutils ---> Fetching archive for inetutils ---> Attempting to fetch inetutils-1.9.4_3.darwin_17.x86_64.tbz2 from http://jog.id.packages.macports.org/macports/packages/inetutils ---> Attempting to fetch inetutils-1.9.4_3.darwin_17.x86_64.tbz2.rmd160 from http://jog.id.packages.macports.org/macports/packages/inetutils ---> Installing inetutils @1.9.4_3 ---> Activating inetutils @1.9.4_3 ---> Cleaning inetutils ---> Updating database of binaries ---> Scanning binaries for linking errors ---> No broken files found. # telnet telnet> ^C
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Dear Eric Miller,
Please check if there is a folder for installation on your Mac with the following command:
ls -alsh /usr/local/
You should get some lines as a response, one of which will be similar to the following:
0 drwxr-xr-x 14 root wheel 448B Dec 23 00:31 bin
Also verify that if this folder is in the search path, with the following command:
You should get the following answer:
As you can see this is the first folder in the list of folders to search.
Remember that the cp command must be run with sudo before the cp command, because admin / root permission is required to work. As you can see below:
sudo cp telnet/telnet /usr/local/bin/
sudo cp ftp/ftp /usr/local/bin/
If you don't have the folder and it doesn't appear in the search list, choose the first folder that appears in the list of folders to search, as the destination folder.
I believe this should solve your problem, but if the problem persists, redo all the steps from the begin, as it is a step-by-step procedure that should work on almost 100% of Mac OS X High Sierra.
Any problem is at my disposal.