unable to get package file unavailable

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unable to get package file unavailable

Postby raju » 12 Feb 2013, 20:09

I am new to [del]freebsd[/del] FreeBSD, and Googled about my problem and find no solutions. I am using [del]freebsd[/del] FreeBSD 9.1 and changed the packagesite to [FILE]9-stable/Latest/[/FILE]
When I typed [cmd=]pkg_add -r vlc[/cmd] it said,
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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. [cmd=]cd /usr/ports/multimedia/vlc[/cmd]
  2. [cmd=]make install clean[/cmd]
After installing lot of dependencies it completed; now when I type [FILE]vlc[/FILE] at prompt it says
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Command not found


I took VLC as an example and a lot of the packages are not installing with the [FILE]pkg_add[/FILE] command and please help me how to install it from [FILE]pkg_add[/FILE] or from sources.
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Postby phoenix » 12 Feb 2013, 21:19

Read the Interrupted Unix FAQ, especially number 3.
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Postby wblock@ » 12 Feb 2013, 21:26

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