error in ksh93 port - distfile out of sync?

David Fleck david.fleck at
Sat Mar 5 14:28:00 PST 2005

I just got the following error trying to install ksh:

bender# make install
===>  Vulnerability check disabled, database not found
>> INIT.2004-02-29.tgz doesn't seem to exist in 
>> Attempting to fetch from
>> Attempting to fetch from
File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access)
>> Couldn't fetch it - please try to retrieve this
>> port manually into /usr/ports/distfiles/ksh93 and try again.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/shells/ksh93.

There seem to be two problems here.  First, AT&T seems to have a funky new 
username/password required to retrieve any files from their site.  Second, 
there is, AFAIK, no such distfile on the FreeBSD ftp server.

A further problem is that once you get past the authorization on the AT&T 
site, the distfile being searched for (INIT.2004-02-29.tgz) is no longer 
on the site; it has been replaced by the updated version 

David Fleck
david.fleck at

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