Date: 28-05-05 21:06
I'm a newbie using FreeBSD. I post an original message on PC-BSD forum ( http://www.pcbsd.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=286 ). Somebody can help me please...
I'm trying using packages from freshports and for some ports I can't install them. What address have I to use to install ports from freshports and where have I to put it ?
For example : Amarok --> http://www.freshports.org/audio/amarok/
I put pkg_add -r amarok in terminal and my computer don't find the port ???
Error: FTP Unable to get ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-5.4-release/Latest/amarok.tbz: File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access)
pkg_add: unable to fetch 'ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-5.4-release/Latest/amarok.tbz' by URL
This is the problem with FreeBSD. It always happens. Try asking in a FreeBSD usenet channel or forum, they'll answer that some of the packages are either not updated or uploaded to the mirrors. Maybe more than half packages are unavailable. Those that are available are not often the latest version. This can be frustrating at times. PC-BSD aims at solving this problem
But there is something that I don't understand. Why is there a so HUGE difference between the number of ports here ( ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-5.4-release/Latest/ ) and the number counted by freshports ( http://www.freshports.org/categories.php ) ????