Leaning FreeBSD

Doug doug at loxo.net
Fri Sep 23 20:34:42 UTC 2016

Help. Am trying to learn FreeBSD.

I installed FreeBSD 10.3 from FreeBSD-10.3-RELEASE-amd64-uefi-dvd1.iso. Am reading the handbook and many of the instructions just don’t work. Example:

Says to run “/usr/sbin/pkg”. 
That returns:
The package management tool is not yet installed on your system.
Do you want to fetch and install it now? [y/N]:
I type in “y”, press enter key and that returns:
Bootstrapping pkg from pkg+http://pkg.FreeBSD.org/FreeBSD:10:amd64/quarterly, please wait...
pkg: Error fetching http://pkg.FreeBSD.org/FreeBSD:10:amd64/quarterly/Latest/pkg.txz: No address record
A pre-built version of pkg could not be found for your system.
Consider changing PACKAGESITE or installing it from ports: 'ports-mgmt/pkg’.
I have no idea what PACKAGESITE is and running /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/pkg: Permission denied
and changing from my username to root returns: Permission denied
If I try running make from /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/pkg, it returns:
===>  License BSD2CLAUSE accepted by the user
=> pkg-1.6.2.tar.xz doesn't seem to exist in /usr/ports/distfiles/.
=> /usr/ports/distfiles/ is not writable by you; cannot fetch.
*** Error code 1

make: stopped in /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/pkg

What am I doing wrong? What did I miss in the handbook? Or is there something wrong with either the handbook and/or the DVD install I used?

Thank you,

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