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Date:      Wed, 29 Feb 2012 12:41:46 +1030
From:      David Walker <davidianwalker@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        freebsd@edvax.de
Subject:   Re: Simple question about pkg_add ...
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Hi Polytropon.

I did have a look inside and I did pkg_add -v which gives enough
information combined with my meagre knowledge to guess that it had
something to do with source.
I'm so unfamiliar with pkg_add I'm not sure if that is normal.
I'm very new here.
Certainly it's not in a suitable format for pkg_add to deal with.

I guess pkg_add is the preferred option for firmware installation.
I'll contact the maintainer.

On 29/02/2012, Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> wrote:
> 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:
>>
>> 	   http://weongyo.org/project/upgt/upgt-firmware-2.13.1.0.tar.gz
>>
>> pkg_add http://weongyo.org/project/upgt/upgt-firmware-2.13.1.0.tar.gz
>> Fetching http://weongyo.org/project/upgt/upgt-firmware-2.13.1.0.tar.gz...
>> 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-2.13.1.0 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...
>
>
>
> --
> Polytropon
> Magdeburg, Germany
> Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
> Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...
>



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