Subject: Re: Missing distfile for pkg_install?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jan Schaumann <email@example.com>
Date: 06/21/2002 14:45:34
Alistair Crooks <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 21, 2002 at 10:56:30AM -0700, Andrew Gillham wrote:
> > The latest pkgsrc tells me my 1.5.3_ALPHA system needs an updated pkg_install.
> > Unfortunately pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkg_install is looking for a distfile that is
> > not available?
> > => Couldn't fetch pkg_install-20020402.tar.gz - please try to retrieve this
> > => file manually into /usr/pkgsrc/distfiles/ and try again.
> > *** Error code 1
> On ftp.netbsd.org:
> -rw-rw-r-- 1 martti netbsd 81920 Jun 6 06:03 /ftp/pub/NetBSD/packages/distfiles/LOCAL_PORTS/pkg_install-20020402.tar.gz
> What site are you trying to fetch the distfile from?
I encountered the same problem a few days ago -- I was using a
MASTER_SITE_OVERRID in /etc/mk.conf, and it appears that my mirror did
not contain pkg_install in LOCAL_PORTS. In fact, IIRC, 'make fetch'
only looked in /pub/NetBSD/packages/distfiles/ on the mirror, not in
Once I used ftp.netbsd.org, it found it and was able to retrieve it.
I'll see if I find any more hints on why this happened...
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