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Date:      Wed, 3 Jan 1996 16:52:02 -0800
From:      "Ulf Zimmermann" <ulf@z-code.ncd.com>
To:        kline@tera.com (Gary Kline), questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: arrrgh, this was working Sunday...
Message-ID:  <9601031652.ZM29101@zolaris.z-code.com>
In-Reply-To: kline@tera.com (Gary Kline) "arrrgh, this was working Sunday..." (Jan  3, 15:36)
References:  <9601032336.AA27729@tera.com>

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On Jan 3, 15:36, Gary Kline wrote:
> Subject: arrrgh, this was working Sunday...
>
>
> Last Sunday I  managed to auto-retrieve the file cnews.tar.Z
> by typing ``make'' in the /cdrom/ports dir.  Now, while trying
> to build elm, this happened:
>
> >> elm2.4.tar.Z doesn't seem to exist on this system.
> >> Attempting to fetch from ftp://dsinc.myxa.com/pub/elm/
> dsinc.myxa.com: gethostbyname herror (2):  Host name lookup failure
> >> Attempting to fetch from
ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/FreeBSD-current/ports/distfiles/
> ftp.freebsd.org: gethostbyname herror (2):  Host name lookup failure
> >> Couldn't fetch it - please try to retreive this
> >> port manually into /usr/ports/distfiles and try again.
> *** Error code 1
>
> What did I do?   I remember adding some lines to /etc/sysconfig and
> two new sites to /etc/resolv.conf.  When I do a `ps ax' I see
> ncftp trying to retrieve the elm tar file...
>
> Ideas, net gurus???
>
> gary kline
>-- End of excerpt from Gary Kline


Looks like you screwed up your /etc/resolv.conf. Check it, because in this file
are the DNS servers for lookup.

Ulf.

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