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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