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Re: Solaris 10 problem: tnftp fails to build

Volkmar Seifert <> writes:

>> > one problem solved, another opened...having bootstrapped pkgsrc
>> > successfully now on my Blade-1000 running Solaris 10, I stumbled
>> > into another problem:
>> >
>> > While attempting to install editors/vim, tnftp was dragged in and
>> > failed to install with this error (see attachment for more
>> > information):


>> > and that should take care of how to fetch packages...what exactly is
>> > tnftp then required for?
>> Because you didn't request the change of your fetch command in
> Thanks, Aleksej, I did indeed forget to add that line.
> After correcting that, though, I had to find out that either
> Solaris' /usr/bin/ftp is -completely- different, I don't know what's
> wrong. Somehow, /usr/bin/ftp seems to think that the filename (e.g.
> 7.2.001-100.gz) is the hostname to connect to - which is wrong of
> course. So it seems I do need tnftp afterall, and with that I am back
> at square one, having trouble to compile it because of that "unknown
> target".
> Help is appreciated.

This is canonical behaviour of "ftp" command.

Try using "fetch" (FETCH_USING=fetch). At least that's what I have to do
when working on linux-based systems.


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