I need some solution

John Nielsen lists at jnielsen.net
Wed Apr 8 18:36:18 UTC 2015

Redirecting to -questions. Additional comments below.

> On Apr 8, 2015, at 12:15 PM, arnab bhowmick <arnabbhowmick111 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello guys i am new to Free BSD. recently I have installed free BSD 10.1
> release on my system. I am facing some problems. When I am starting my
> system and logging in it showing a black screen with some freebsd well come
> note and a sigil($) sign at the left of the screen and nothing else.

That is expected. Without a GUI, you get a shell (command line) prompt after you log in.

> No
> graphical interface. When I am using pkg install command to install
> something like mate-desktop/ GNOME desktop or some other program it fails
> to install the package. It is replying that ( pkg: failed to extract
> pkg-static : can't create '/user/local/sbin/pkg-static' ). What to do next?

Are you logged in as the root user or a different user? You typically need to be root to do package management commands.

Please post the exact command you are trying to run and the messages you get in response.


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