Unable to install KDE

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Unable to install KDE

Postby tearsoftheriver » 04 Jun 2012, 10:42

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:
[cmd=]pkg_add -r xorg[/cmd]
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?
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Postby SirDice » 04 Jun 2012, 11:20

The FTP site is case sensitive. [file]latest[/file] is not the same as [file]Latest[/file].
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Postby tearsoftheriver » 04 Jun 2012, 11:39

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?
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Postby tearsoftheriver » 04 Jun 2012, 17:28

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.
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Postby graudeejs » 04 Jun 2012, 17:49

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ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-9.0-release/[red]L[/red]atest/xorg.tbz
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Postby fonz » 04 Jun 2012, 18:13

I think the problem is that the OP simply used [man=1]pkg_add[/man] and therefore didn't type any URLs manually. Perhaps manually setting [FILE]PACKAGEROOT[/FILE] or one of those other environment variables might help?
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Postby tearsoftheriver » 04 Jun 2012, 21:02

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 [del]freebsd[/del] FreeBSD 9, so if I'm doing something wrong could you guys tell me, or if there is a simple way of doing it, [del]coz[/del] because the tutorial does not really seem to be working so far.
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Postby SirDice » 05 Jun 2012, 06:39

[cmd=#]setenv PACKAGESITE ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-9-stable/Latest[/cmd]

After that the [man=1]pkg_add[/man] should work.
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Postby tearsoftheriver » 05 Jun 2012, 09:19

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?
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Postby SirDice » 05 Jun 2012, 09:52

[thread=4224]Configuring X - read before you ask questions![/thread]
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Postby tearsoftheriver » 05 Jun 2012, 10:33

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