Ive done what u said but still not comeing right:

FREEBSD# pkg_add BitchX-1.0c19-FreeBSD4+Tcl1.5.tar.gz
tar: +CONTENTS: Not found in archive
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
pkg_add: tar extract of /tmp/test/BitchX-1.0c19-FreeBSD4+Tcl1.5.tar.gz
failed!
pkg_add: unable to extract table of contents file from
'/tmp/test/BitchX-1.0c19-FreeBSD4+Tcl1.5.tar.gz' - not a package?

FREEBSD#
FREEBSD# cd /usr/ports/irc
FREEBSD# cd bitchx
FREEBSD# ls -a
.               Makefile        distinfo        pkg-comment
pkg-plist
..              README.html     files           pkg-descr
FREEBSD# bitchx
bitchx: Command not found.
FREEBSD# BitchX
BitchX: Command not found.
FREEBSD# make install distclean
>> ircii-pana-1.0c19.tar.gz doesn't seem to exist in
/usr/ports/distfiles/.
>> Attempting to fetch from ftp://ftp.bitchx.com/pub/BitchX/source/.
fetch:
ftp://ftp.bitchx.com/pub/BitchX/source/ircii-pana-1.0c19.tar.gz: Host
not found
>> Attempting to fetch from ftp://ftp.bitchx.org/pub/BitchX/source/.
please help

regards
ian

as root, just use:

pkg_add BitchX-1.0c19-FreeBSD4+Tcl1.5.tar.gz

If this doesn't work, it is probably not a real FreeBSD package.

I usually compile things from ports. You will find BitchX in
/usr/ports/irc/bitchx. If you want to try compiling it, do this (as
root):

cd /usr/ports/irc/bitchx
 make install distclean

-Will

> -----Original Message-----
 > From: Ian Todd [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 > Sent: Saturday, June 21, 2003 1:56 PM
 > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 > Subject: packages
 >
>
> Hi
 >
> I am a newbie to freebsd. I am having trouble on installing
packages.
 > i know about the pkg_add. I downloaded BichX and its
 > BitchX-1.0c19-FreeBSD4+Tcl1.5.tar.gz. How will i install that
packages
 > seeing that its an tar.gz file. ive use tar to extract it then i
get
 > stuck. Im just using this file for an example.I would like to know
 > whats the right way on installing packages.Help please.
 >
> regards
 > ian
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