error 1

messmate messmate at
Mon Sep 20 09:58:38 PDT 2004

On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 13:40:52 +0100
Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at> wrote:

>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.
>	Cheers,
>	Matthew
>Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                       26 The Paddocks
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Thanks to all for the help.
Adding via /stand/sysinstall didn't add the dependencys.
Second: there is no debug screen found !
Downloading the package AND the dependencys with a 
pkg_add  did the trick.


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