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Date:      Tue, 28 Feb 2012 17:28:08 +0100
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        David Walker <>
Subject:   Re: Simple question about pkg_add ...
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On Wed, 29 Feb 2012 01:52:13 +1030, David Walker wrote:
> Hey.
> I believe I have a pcmcia card that requires upgt firmware.
> From upgt(4) ...
>      This driver requires the upgtfw firmware to be installed before it will
>      work.  The firmware files are not publicly available.  A package of the
>      firmware which can be installed via pkg_add(1) is available:
> pkg_add
> Fetching Done.
> pkg_add: unable to open table of contents file '+CONTENTS' - not a package?

Did you have a look at what's inside the .tar.gz file?
A directory upgt-firmware- with the following
files: Makefile, distinfo, pkg-descr, and pkg-plist.

Obviously, that's not a binary package for pkg_add use.
It's a port.

Extract the file and use it with the port infrastructure
(i. e. "make install").

Seems that the instruction in "man 4 upgt" is just missing
the proper terminology...

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