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Unable to install KDE

Discussion in 'Installation and Maintenance of Ports or Packages' started by tearsoftheriver, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. tearsoftheriver

    tearsoftheriver New Member

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    I have a problem that I am currently following the a tutorial I found on YouTube about how to install KDE, the link is given below:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKc2KBkQCyU&feature=relmfu

    The tutorial is meant for 8.1 but I'm using it on version 9. I got into a problem, the first thing that I did:

    I ran the code below:
    pkg_add -r xorg
    but it gave an error:

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    ERROR: Unable to get 'ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-9.0-release/latest/xorg.tbz'
    I also got another error that said that it was unable to detect the URL but I kind of forgot to write that down. I have the internet connection secure and connected at all times. Could someone please tell me what to do?
     
  2. SirDice

    SirDice Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The FTP site is case sensitive. latest is not the same as Latest.
     
  3. tearsoftheriver

    tearsoftheriver New Member

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    I don't really understand what you mean by case sensitive as I did not really do anything except run the command. The error was self generated can you please elaborate?
     
  4. tearsoftheriver

    tearsoftheriver New Member

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    Could someone please tell me what is wrong? I'm really confused and I've been waiting for a reply for the whole day.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  5. graudeejs

    graudeejs Member

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    Code:
    ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-9.0-release/[red]L[/red]atest/xorg.tbz
     
  6. fonz

    fonz Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I think the problem is that the OP simply used pkg_add(1) and therefore didn't type any URLs manually. Perhaps manually setting PACKAGEROOT or one of those other environment variables might help?
     
  7. tearsoftheriver

    tearsoftheriver New Member

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    I think that the manually adding URL thing was what happened. How do you manually add packages? And guys all I want to do is install KDE 4 on freebsd FreeBSD 9, so if I'm doing something wrong could you guys tell me, or if there is a simple way of doing it, coz because the tutorial does not really seem to be working so far.
     
  8. SirDice

    SirDice Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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  9. tearsoftheriver

    tearsoftheriver New Member

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    Ok guys, I did the installation fine and everything went good but now the mouse and keyboard does not work. I do'nt know what to do?
     
  10. SirDice

    SirDice Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    [thread=4224]Configuring X - read before you ask questions![/thread]
     
  11. tearsoftheriver

    tearsoftheriver New Member

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    I did enable hald and dbus both but they are not moving, that's why I'm asking what's wrong?