Subject: Re: pkg_add OS mismatch
To: Geert Hendrickx <>
From: grant beattie <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/18/2005 11:24:58
On Mon, Jul 18, 2005 at 02:50:53AM +0200, Geert Hendrickx wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 18, 2005 at 10:08:49AM +1000, grant beattie wrote:
> > the problem isn't the OS mismatch (that's only a warning, unless
> > indicated otherwise), the real problem is:
> > 
> > > > pkg_add: install script returned error status
> > 
> > have you tried pkg_add -v to see what might be going wrong?
> Hm.  Looking at the output of "pkg_add -v zsh" (in attachment), I noticed
> some failures on files being created in /var/tmp.  I symlinked /var/tmp to
> /tmp (as I usually do but forgot in this machine), and now it works fine.
> What could have been wrong?  

did you not have a /var/tmp previously? the base NetBSD installation
should have created this directory for you...