From: David Syphers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
CC: Gene Bomgardner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: sysinstall problem
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 10:59:52 -0700

On Wednesday 08 September 2004 08:44 am, Gene Bomgardner wrote:
> I've been trying to get the XFree86 distribution installed on my 5.2 box
> using sysinstall over FTP from several sites. Each time I get the message

Do you already have 5.2 installed and are going back into sysinstall, or are
you installing 5.2 and trying to add the package at the same time? Also, is
this really 5.2 or is it 5.2.1? In any case, it may be looking for a version
of the package which no longer exists. You can add the latest packages (after
installation) using pkg_add (and fetch them remotely using pkg_add -r. See
'man pkg_add').

Running 5.2.1. The package is found and downloaded before the error occurrs. In this particular case, it's fonts for XFree86, but the same occurrs for each package it tries to add. I wonder if I might be running up against permissions when pkg_add actually tries to add the package?

> My questions are: > > 1) What is error code 1?

It really means nothing by itself; we need the real error to see what the
problem is. "error code 1" is just a generic fatal error message.

That's what I figured.

> 2) What debug screen? Where is it?

If you're installing, you can see more info by looking at the second virtual
terminal (alt-F2).
Unfoirtunately not installing.


+++ Divide By Cucumber Error. Please
Reinstall Universe And Reboot. +++
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