On Sunday 01 February 2004 09:29 pm, Krikket wrote:
> I've done a brand-new install of FreeBSD (4.9), and am a fresh user to
> this flavor of *nix.
> The install went more or less without a hitch.  For some reason ldap (part
> of the default package selection) didn't want to install.
> While I can ssh to the box, it won't accept the password for users and/or
> root.  (IE:  It makes the connection, gives a login prompt, but the
> correct password is rejected.  I'm sshing from a Fedora box.)
> But the big problem that I'm having, that's turning into a show-stopper
> has to deal with installing packages and/or ports, once the base OS is
> installed.
> To test things out, I tried installing mozilla.  It failed due to a
> dependancy, so I checked out the website to see what was available, found
> a version that was there, adn installed it.

Dependencies should be taken care of if you installed via ports or using 
pkg_add and the install cd, or pkg_add and the ftp server.  Exactly how did 
you try to install mozilla?

> But when I type "mozilla" to start the program, it's not found.  (Nor was
> it added to the KDE Menu.)

Try executing 'rehash' after installing an application and before attempting 
to execute it.

Also, if you installed mozilla-firebird, I think the command is 
'mozilla-firebird'.  Since certain app's help programs call mozilla, you 
might want to make a link called mozilla to your browser command.

> I was able to do a "pkg_add -r cvsup" on the first try.  But I ended up
> with the same problem -- not being able to find the package once it was
> installed.  Needless to say, I can't add any ports as a result.

Why are you using the '-r' option?  If you're using the install 4.9 CDROM, 
just cd to /cdrom/packages/All and:

pkg_add cvsup-16.1h.tgz

If you're using ports, cd to /usr/ports/net/cvsup and execute:

make install clean

> I figure there's something basic that I'm missing, but I'll be damned if I
> can figure it out, despite the help of the handbook and FAQ...
> Can anyone give me a pointer in the right direction?  Please?
> Thanks in advance,
> Krikket

Best of luck,

Andrew Gould

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