On Friday 08 June 2007 22:37:01 Steve Lake wrote:
>          Ok, I don't know if this is a problem with the ports setup I have
> on my Freebsd box or something else, but I thought I'd ask anyways.  I've
> got a machine with a fresh copy of 6.2 release on it.  Thought I'd be cute
> and install all the ports first and then go from there.  pkg_add -r xorg
> came up with an error that said the package couldn't be found in the
> "Latest" directory.  Ok, so I got the direct link to the package it
> referenced.  Can't be found by pkg_add, yet I can download it via a browser
> just fine.  So I dug around in the "ALL" directory instead and found the
> latest Xorg package.  Gave that to pkg_add and it found it, but then said
> it couldn't find any of the dependent packages.
>          It's the same story with every single package I try to add with
> pkg_add that's referenced from the packages directory for 6.2.  The error I
> keep getting is like this:
> Error: FTP Unable to get
> ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-6-stable/Latest/xmms.
>tbz: File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access)
> pkg_add: unable to fetch
> 'ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-6-stable/Latest/xmms
>.tbz' by URL
>          I've even grabbed my ports tree twice and rebuilt my kernel to 6.2
> stable and still no change.  Anyone have any idea why this isn't
> working?  And how do I, if possible, change the ftp location and path that
> pkg_add looks at so that it's using something other than the root
> ftp.freebsd.org server.  Maybe something like ftp3.freebsd.org or one of
> the lesser used ftp servers?
>          Thanks in advance for any answers you can give.  :)  Please reply
> directly to me as I'm not on this list right now.  (too much mail to sort
> through)
I may be off beam here but are you behind a firewall?
Do you need to use passive mode ftp.
A look at man pkg_add might help.


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