Unable to get fetch expat-2.0.0._1 from selected media

Lane lane at joeandlane.com
Sun Oct 29 00:24:24 UTC 2006

On Saturday 28 October 2006 19:15, Matthew Pope wrote:
> Addendum (clarification) to my question:
> - When I boot from the Hard disk, and start /stand/sysinstall with FTP1
> as the source (since CDROM as source doesn't work), when the Xorg
> packages are attempted to be added, the download from the FTP server
> completes but at the end a quick error messages flashes, and then in its
> place a message is emitted:
> "add of package expat-2.0.0_1 aborted, error code 1 -
> Please check the debug screen for more info."
> The same message is repeated for these libraries:
> perl-5.8.8
> xorg-manpages-6.9.0
> xorg-documents-6.9.0
> xorg-fonts-encodings-6.9.0_1
> Thanks,
> Matthew
> P.S. Where is the debug screen?
> Matthew Pope wrote:
> > Environment:
> > FreeBSD 6.1 (p10) Release
> > Asus motherboard on Intel P4
> > IDE drives
> > Realtek network adaptor chipset  (no problems so far with that)
> > ATAPI CDROM/writer
> > Behind firewall. (no problems so far with that)
> >
> > Hello,
> > I'd like to add the xorg distribution set to my existing FreeBSD
> > system recently upgraded to release 6.1.
> > A) When I boot from the Hard disk and attempt to load the distribution
> > from the CD-ROM (Disk 0 as requested), I get:
> > "unable to get packages/INDEX file from selected media"
> >
> > B) When I boot from either the hard disk, or the CD-ROM, and try to
> > source xorg from a FreeBSD FTP server, I get:
> > "unable to fetch expat-2.0.0_1 from selected media"
> >
> > C) I've noted through trial and error that when booting from the Hard
> > disk, I need to remove the "-p10" from the release name in the options
> > screen or it will reject all FTP servers as not being able to source
> > for my distribution.  This is ephemeral and not related to my
> > question, more a bug report actually.
> >
> > Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong, or a debug path would be helpful.
> > Thanks,
> > Matthew
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I think you could probably shortcut some of this by doing:

portinstall x11/xorg

after logging in as root

if you get:

portinstall: Command not found

then do this:

cd /usr/ports/sysutils/portupgrade
make all install

Then retry 

portinstall x11/xorg

email me if that doesn't work for you


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