Sysinstall Post-install System Management

Polytropon freebsd at
Fri Feb 19 19:50:48 UTC 2010

On Fri, 19 Feb 2010 13:42:09 -0600, Programmer In Training <pit at> wrote:
> It's really past the point where I can just wipe the system and
> reinstall, making sure to opt for linux emulation from the get go.

It is not needed to reinstall the whole OS just because you
accidentally forgot to install an additional package. We're
not in MICROS~1 land here. :-)

> So
> I'm attempting to use sysinstall to install it on my present system.
> Every time I run it, though, I get the following error message during
> the download:

Your message is:

	Add of package linux_base-fc6-6_6 aborted,
	error code 1

That's why it would be helpful to know which version of
FreeBSD you're installing. In case you want "Flash" and
"Skype", going with fc10 is highly recommended.

> This is run from an xterm session. (uxterm -sb -rv)

That should not be the problem.

> Any clues or alternate ways of getting this done?

You could try to

	a) install linux_base-fc10 via pkg_add


	b) install it through the port;
	   in this case you should update system and
	   ports tree before compiling.

And don't miss the documentation about getting "Flash"
stuff running:

It is 6.2.3/4.

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