error 1

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Mon Sep 20 05:41:18 PDT 2004

On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 02:21:24PM +0200, messmate wrote:

> can anyone tell me what tjhis means : "error1, look at the debug
> screen.."
> This error occurs at the install of a package.
> Where is that debug screen ? and what means error 1 exactly ?
> Any help welcome.

You're using sysinstall(8) to install some packages.  An error has
occurred.  Now, if you're actually using sysinstall to install the
system, you can hit Alt-F2 to switch to an alternate console where
there should be a load of debug output which will hopefully tell you
exactly what went wrong.

On the other hand, if you're just running sysinstall(8) from the
command line as a system admin tool, then that output is not actually
accessible.  In this case, using 'pkg_add' directly from the command
line will give you a better idea of what's going on:

    # pkg_add -r pkgname

If you can't work out what the package name should be, take a look at the 'port details' screen very helpfully
tells you exactly what to type.



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