pkg_add fails due to 'broken pipe'. Is my system in a consistent
chrisstankevitz at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 1 03:42:24 UTC 2010
pkg_add -r gnome2
This command fails repeatedly with "broken pipe" because the FTP connection breaks. When it dies, I just re-run the command. I'm now on the fifth attempt.
The gnome2 package is a "meta" package that installs many other packages.
Q1: Is it bad for my FreeBSD system that I keep re-issuing the command "pkg_add -r gnome2"? I'm happy FreeBSD isn't responding "already installed".
Q2: Where on my hard drive are the bytes that tell pkg_add to use ftp.freebsd.org when downloading packages?
Q3: I've been using this internet connection for years downloading packages for other OSes without trouble. Why is pkg_add/fetch having so much trouble?
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