pkg_add problems

Kevin Kinsey kdk at
Tue Feb 27 20:59:10 UTC 2007

Don Munyak wrote:
> I am having trouble using pkg_add -r <some package>. I keep getting
> the following error.
> ---------------------------------------
> p0069# pkg_add -r bash
> Error: FTP Unable to get

The file does or doesn't exist? (I've not checked, we'll leave it in 
your court) ;-)

> Network is unreachable

Network troubleshooting...?

> pkg_add: unable to fetch
> '' 
> by URL
> p0069#
> ---------------------
> I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but
> - I have rebuilt the kernel successfully
> ---------------------
> p0069# uname -a
> FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE-p12 FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE-p12 #0: Thu
> Feb  8 13:55:26 EST 2007
> xxxx at  i386
> --------------------
> - And there is no ports tree installed.. ie /usr/ports does not exist.
> - I can ping
> - I can also ftp>open

So, some network troubleshooting is done.  Can you actually download 
anything from the server, though?  FTP runs on two "channels", and needs
to connect to a CONTROL port and a DATA port.  Possible that CONTROL is 
open and DATA is blocked?

> Any thoughts on trouble shooting this would be appreciated.
> Thanks

Those are mine.  Good luck!

Kevin Kinsey
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