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I have tried an initial install of FreeBSD 5.2.1 several times, and each time it tries to add the qt-3.2.1 package (for KDE). Each time, however, it is extracted successfully, but pkg_add will exit with a status 1. The install was off of a CD, so I tried putting all of the CD files onto a DOS partition, replacing qt-3.2.1 with the one on the FreeBSD site, and installed from there. I got the same result. FreeBSD works fine, and the other window managers work fine, however not having this package installed prevents KDE from working. Thanks.
Good idea. I downloaded qt-3.3.3.tgz from FreeBSD. I think I'll have to rename it to 3.2.1 then do a DOS partition install. That is so I can set up KDE right off the install. I'll let you know if it works. Thanks.
Here is what I did (that sounded good, but didn't work):
1. loaded both install CDs to a DOS partition.
2. renamed qt-3.2.1.tbz to qt-3.2.1.tbz~ in packages/all
3. downloaded qt-3.3.3.tgz from FreeBSD
4. converted qt-3.3.3.tgz to a BZipped file and named it qt-3.2.1.tbz
5. put the new qt-3.2.1.tbz in the packages/all folder
6. tried to install from the DOS partition
I still got the same error; the package will extract, but pkg_add will give an error 1. For some reason another package causes this now too, and XFree86 won't set up right either. Not sure what the problem is...
> 5: put the new qt-3.2.1.tbz in the packages/all folder
At this point, please check the directory where you unziped and untared the qt-3.n.n package and see if the following files are present (with ls ): Makefile distinfo files pkg-descr pkg-message pkg-plist
['files', above, is actually a directory, the rest are files].
> 6. tried to install from the DOS partition
Is this how you installed:
$ su [installing ports usually requires superuser]
# make install
I'm also wondering why you refer to a DOS partition. I thought you copied the package to /usr/... directory or something similar. My qt package is actually located under the /usr/ports directory tree. I don't have a packages/all directory and I don't know what that is [I'm quite new to FreeBSD myself].
None of those files are present in qt-3.3.3.tgz. I was installing from a DOS partition because instead of trying to install KDE/qt from FreeBSD, I am just redoing the entire thing. I have install CDs, but to replace qt I need to put it on a HD. Thanks.
i was looking for an answer to another question but - i have this issue as well... but i do know the cause (kind of) - when i initially installed off the cdrom, i could toggle between the debug screen and the installer progress... when the qt error came up, the debug indicated that it had conflicts with another package (i forgot which one!), and although i was given the option to force the install, i did not choose to do so, not knowing how many other packages relied on this, and most importantly, X... now, i can't figure out how to get the debug window back so i can use the force command or actually what would be smarter is to get the name of the conflicting package and uninstall it and then install qt, but i don't know how to uninstall packages either... as you can tell, i'm new to this. my first installation on my 2nd rig... only used unix in college for email...
**EDIT** it's xfmail which needs to be removed... still can't figure that one out yet...
I finally got around to sitting down and figuring it out. The xmail package was installed before qt was and there is a conflict between the 2, so I just did 'pkg_add -f qt-3.2.1.tbz' which forced the install.