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 _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"