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unable to get package file unavailable

Discussion in 'Installation and Maintenance of Ports or Packages' started by raju, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. raju

    raju New Member

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    I am new to freebsd FreeBSD, and Googled about my problem and find no solutions. I am using freebsd FreeBSD 9.1 and changed the packagesite to 9-stable/Latest/
    When I typed pkg_add -r vlc it said,
    Code:
    ERROR: unable to get [url]ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-9-stable/Latest/vlc.tbz:[/url] File unavailable
    pkg_add:unable to fetch [url]ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-9-stable/Latest/vlc.tbz[/url] by url
    but some applications were installed (xfce4,fluxbox).

    After that as the root user:
    1. cd /usr/ports/multimedia/vlc
    2. make install clean
    After installing lot of dependencies it completed; now when I type vlc at prompt it says
    Code:
    Command not found
    I took VLC as an example and a lot of the packages are not installing with the pkg_add command and please help me how to install it from pkg_add or from sources.
     
  2. phoenix

    phoenix Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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  3. wblock@

    wblock@ Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Developer

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    vlc is not in the packages. Could be due to license or some other issue.