pkg_add -r openoffice Error: FTP Unable to get ftp:

David Armour dfarmour at
Tue Mar 21 23:20:25 UTC 2006

Kenyon Ralph wrote:
> On 3/21/06, David Armour <dfarmour at> wrote:
>> the handbook directions seem direct and specific. but
>> #pkg_add -r openoffice
>> ...
>> produces:
>> Error: FTP Unable to get
>> File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access)
>> pkg_add: unable to fetch
>> ''
>> by URL
>> is this a handbook, freebsd, kde or openoffice issue? combination of all
>> four? or something specific to 'dumb newbie'?
> Well, that file doesn't exist, but there is a
>  Try pkg_add -r
thank you for your reply. your suggestion seems to work, or at least has 
not produced an error, yet. :c)

i thought i *had* tried the .org bit on the end at one point, but 
apparently that was another version of me, in another universe.

it's still fetching it, as we speak... (tip-toeing around) i installed 
the port a few weeks ago on a different install, and it required 9gb.  
is there a way to find out how much space the package needs / uses? i 
got the impression that the package route for large-ish installs such as 
openoffice used less, but i've definitely been wrong before.

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