firefox install problem

Fred Boatwright fred at
Tue Aug 10 16:29:07 UTC 2010

Hello Steve,

I have not had any luck installing the package manually.  The file is a
tar.gz which pkg_add apparently can't handle.  I did download
firefox.tar.gz and unpacked it.  Pkg_info says it is corrupt.  Changes
were apparently made to this package about two weeks ago and possibly
something didn't happen correctly.  Should this be reported to a
different mail list or should a bug report be made?  Or am I mistaken?

If a package needed to be installed manually, how would pkg_add know to
get all the dependencies remotely?  Firefox has a huge list of
dependencies which would be very difficult to deal with manually.

Best regards,


Steven Susbauer wrote:
> On 08/09/10 22:17, Fred Boatwright wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have installed FreeBSD-8.0 from the CD and have it running ok.  I have
> > installed several packages including thunderbird using pkg_add -r
> > package_name.  When I try to install firefox I get a file unavailable
> > error.  The web site shows firefox-3.6.8,1 is available (i386).  What
> > can I do to install firefox?
> >
> You can manually download the package from a mirror and then install it
> with pkg_add (pkg_add firefox-3.6.8,1.tbz).
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