Dominic Marks dominic_marks at
Tue May 14 09:52:13 BST 2002

On Tue, May 14, 2002 at 09:24:54AM +0100, Natalie S. Ford wrote:
> On Tue, May 14, 2002 at 12:50:59AM +0100, Dominic Marks wrote:
> > Crap. In the case a package fails to install, I suggest catching the
> > name (eg: gettext) and then doing pkg_add -v <name>. Narrow it down so
> > you know exactly what is missing and causing the overall package to
> > fail the install. Ugly process.
> Tell me about ugly!  I am actually a bit pissed of that both times
> recently that I have tried to use them, the ports tree and package
> processes have both let me down big time (KDE and now Mozilla).

Your connection is dial-up with timed cut-offs, right? That really
screws up ports and pkg_add. 

> Anyway, looking back at the errors, I am not sure I know what I am
> looking at enough to guess what to do - all i see are a lot of errors
> like:
> tar: can't add file lib/ : No such file or directory
> Other than that it all looks OK to me, as does the pkg-add process.
> I can't work it out!  I give up.  I will continue to use NetScrape 4.77
> (spit) and get the error message whenever I run more than one copy
> (I can't remember what it says - something about not finding a server,
> but then it all works perfectly).
> All I wanted was a CSS (and other standards) capable/compliant browser...
> ;-)

Perhaps you could sweet talk (or purchase :)) one of those FreeBSD
services DVDs (assuming you have a DVD-Rom), I believe they come with
a complete package set.

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