pkg_add fails with "fatal error during execution: getcwd"

Philip M. Gollucci pgollucci at
Mon Mar 10 01:43:28 PDT 2008

Bill wrote:
> Gavin Atkinson wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> For the last couple of months, I've seen the following issue on my
>> -CURRENT laptop:
>> rho# pkg_add -r libgtkhtml fast-user-switch-applet deskbar-applet
>> Fetching 
>> libgtkhtml.tbz... Done.
>> Fetching 
>> fast-user-switch-applet.tbz...pkg_add: fatal error during execution: 
>> getcwd
>> rho#
I see it too, I've seen it on 6.2 and 6.3 as well as 7.0 and 8-current.

Also, only with multiple packages and its always the same packages.
vim-lite is one of the FWIW as is subversion.

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