sysinstall problem

Gene Bomgardner glbjr_01 at
Wed Sep 8 12:11:23 PDT 2004

>From: David Syphers <dsyphers at>
>To: freebsd-questions at
>CC: Gene Bomgardner <glbjr_01 at>
>Subject: Re: sysinstall problem
>Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 10:59:52 -0700
>On Wednesday 08 September 2004 08:44 am, Gene Bomgardner wrote:
> > I've been trying to get the XFree86 distribution installed on my 5.2 box
> > using sysinstall over FTP from several sites. Each time I get the 
>Do you already have 5.2 installed and are going back into sysinstall, or 
>you installing 5.2 and trying to add the package at the same time? Also, is
>this really 5.2 or is it 5.2.1? In any case, it may be looking for a 
>of the package which no longer exists. You can add the latest packages 
>installation) using pkg_add (and fetch them remotely using pkg_add -r. See
>'man pkg_add').

Running 5.2.1. The package is found and downloaded before the error occurrs. 
In this particular case, it's fonts for XFree86, but the same occurrs for 
each package it tries to add. I wonder if I might be running up against 
permissions when pkg_add actually tries to add the package?

> > My questions are:
> >
> > 1) What is error code 1?
>It really means nothing by itself; we need the real error to see what the
>problem is. "error code 1" is just a generic fatal error message.

That's what I figured.

> > 2) What debug screen? Where is it?
>If you're installing, you can see more info by looking at the second 
>terminal (alt-F2).
Unfoirtunately not installing.

>+++ Divide By Cucumber Error. Please
>Reinstall Universe And Reboot. +++
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