pkg_add Not Working

Andrew L. Gould algould at
Wed Dec 29 08:57:44 PST 2004

On Wednesday 29 December 2004 10:29 am, Adam wrote:
> I'm trying to add packages over my network connection.  I can
> anonymously FTP into so I know my FTP connection is
> working.  In the manual for pkg_add it said that I may have a problem
> with FTP firewall but I have none set up.  It also said to enter
> something in my environment variable for passive ftp firewall but I
> don't know where it is..
> Does anyone have an idea what is wrong?
> # pkg_add -r mysql-server-4.1.7
> Error: FTP Unable to get
>est/mysql-server-4.1.7.tbz: File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no
> access) pkg_add: unable to fetch
> '
>test/mysql-server-4.1.7.tbz' by URL

Reading the error message, we discover that the file 
mysql-server-4.1.7.tbz cannot be found at  the url  
If you visit that site on your internet browser, you'll find the 
following packages for mysql server 4.1*:


Therefore, the command would be:
pkg_add -r mysql41-server

In fact, if you look in /usr/ports/databases, you'll find that the port 
is called mysql41-server.

If you want the more recent packages (with version numbers in the 
names), review the packages at:

It's here that you'll find mysql-server-4.1.7.tbz

To get this package, use the following command (beware of wordwrap):

Note that the -r option is not used when a specific location and package 
file are given.

Best of luck,

Andrew Gould

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