> With that said, are some packages (for lack of better words-->) "not
> supported" on certain builds?  I'm running on a sparc box, 1.6.2.   If you

ftp.netbsd.org seems to be down. Choose a mirror.
ftp://ftp.gr.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/packages/1.6.2/sparc64/All
I didn't see any sparc directory. I am clueless about sparcs
pkg_add -v (verbose) should work if you have the proper
enviroment(PKG_PATH=...)

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Cheers, NikV

On Thursday 22 July 2004 16:55, Ogre wrote:
> With that said, are some packages (for lack of better words-->) "not
> supported" on certain builds?  I'm running on a sparc box, 1.6.2.   If you

> were to look at the packages available on 1.6.2, for sparc, there are none!
> =(
>
> Thanks for your time,
> Reggie
>
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: Nikos Vassiliadis <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Date:  Thu, 22 Jul 2004 16:44:47 +0300
>
> >It's a bit different. Assuming that you are using i386 and bourne shell:
> >export PKG_PATH=ftp://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/packages/1.6.2/i386/All
> >pkg_add -v mozilla
> >Simple as that, check out pkg_add(1)
> >
> >Cheers, NikV
> >
> >On Thursday 22 July 2004 16:34, Ogre wrote:
> >> Me again...I left out some pertinant info (the coffee hasnt kicked in
> >> yet
> >>
> >> :P) Yeah, I'm running NetBSD, 1.6.2.  I just found documentation that
> >>
> >> pointed to the FreeBSD docs for more info...and when I RTFM for FreeBSD,
> >> I see theres a "-r" option for pkg_add that will fetch the correct
> >> everything for my package (right?).  Looks like I may have answered my
> >> own question. I'll try this option tonight. Sorry for wasting your time!
> >>
> >>
> >> Reggie
> >>
> >> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> >> From: "Jorn Argelo" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> >> Date:  Thu, 22 Jul 2004 15:26:02 +0200 (CEST)
> >>
> >> >I'm not really sure if it matters or not, but using ftp.freebsd.org
> >> >might make a difference. Not sure if NetBSD uses the same ports-tree as
> >> >FreeBSD does.
> >> >
> >> >Cheers,
> >> >
> >> >Jorn
> >> >
> >> >> Hi,
> >> >> I've installing several packages (using pkg_add) lately, and tried
> >> >
> >> >many more.  I generally use the pkg_add ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/(...)
> >> >method, with decent success.  My problem is that I cannot always find
> >> >the packages I need! For example, while installing a package listed
> >> >under ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/packages/1.6/sparc/All/, I've found
> >> > that a package dependancy was in
> >> >ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/packages/1.5.3/sparc/All/!?  In another case,
> >> >I could not find the dependancy in ANY of the distributions!
> >> >
> >> >> Am I just blind? What am I missing here? What is a good way to find
> >> >
> >> >where my dependancies reside, without having to search through every
> >> >distro's package list? What is the logic behind the layout? I'm
> >> > assuming that the packages listed for each distro just happened to be
> >> > updated, or ported, during that distro's upcoming?
> >> >
> >> >> Very confused. Please help.
> >> >>
> >> >> Thanks,
> >> >> Reggie
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