Where did you download the package from? Judging from the name of the file,
it's not an official one. Try:
# pkg_add -r BitchX
And it will automatically fetch the package for you. Or better yet, install
it from ports to compile it from source.
# cd /usr/ports/irc/bitchx; make install clean

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ian Todd" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Saturday, June 21, 2003 3:38 PM
Subject: Packages


> Ive done what u told me and im still not getting it right. The
>  following is what it says:
>
> FREEBSD# pkg_add BitchX-1.0c19-FreeBSD4.tar.gz
>  tar: +CONTENTS: Not found in archive
>  tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
>  pkg_add: tar extract of /tmp/b/BitchX-1.0c19-FreeBSD4.tar.gz failed!
>  pkg_add: unable to extract table of contents file from
>  '/tmp/b/BitchX-1.0c19-FreeBSD4.tar.gz' - not a package?
>  FREEBSD# gunzip BitchX-1.0c19-FreeBSD4.tar.gz
>  FREEBSD# ls -a
>  .                               BitchX-1.0c19-FreeBSD4.tar
>  ..                              scr-bx
>  BitchX                          wserv
>  FREEBSD# pkg_add BitchX-1.0c19-FreeBSD4.tar
>  tar: +CONTENTS: Not found in archive
>  tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
>  pkg_add: tar extract of /tmp/b/BitchX-1.0c19-FreeBSD4.tar failed!
>  pkg_add: unable to extract table of contents file from
>  '/tmp/b/BitchX-1.0c19-FreeBSD4.tar' - not a package?
>
> when i try to use ./configure the following is what i get:
>
> FREEBSD# ./configure
>  ./configure: Command not found.
>
> please help.
>
> Regards
>  ian
>
> On Sat, 21 Jun 2003 15:26:44 -0300 Han Hwei Woo ([EMAIL PROTECTED])
>  wrote:
>
> >Just pkg_add the tarballs, like in Slackware.
>  >
>  >Han Hwei Woo
>  >http://www.argosy.ca/~hhw
>  >
>  >----- Original Message -----
>  >From: "Ian Todd" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>  >To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>  >Sent: Saturday, June 21, 2003 2:56 PM
>  >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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