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Date:      Mon, 14 Aug 2000 19:45:42 -0700 (PDT)
From:      "Jason C. Wells" <jcwells@nwlink.com>
To:        Tim Dimsdale <timothy@dimsdale.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: installing kde doesn't work, everything else works
Message-ID:  <Pine.SOL.3.96.1000814194103.8938D-100000@utah>
In-Reply-To: <000001c00666$f63e9020$0200a8c0@tim>

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On Mon, 14 Aug 2000, Tim Dimsdale wrote:

> I downloaded all of the install files from about three ftp sites onto a
> dos partition, as well as all of the package files.  My question is,
> where do I put these files in the \FREEBSD directory so that the
> sysinstall will know where kde is ??  I tried putting the kde directory
> in the \freebsd\ports\kde, \freebsd\packages\kde, and \freebsd\kde. 
> With these I have tried using different index files too.  I get the
> option in the sysinstall menus to install kde as a package or a port
> (depending on which index file I used) but the install always comes up
> with errors saying that it cannot find the files.  It can some other
> packages when I choose "all", but ones that I don't really need. 

Ugg! Your slashes are pointing the wrong way! I'm melting, melting. What a
world. What a...

If you are installing from source (ports) then the files go in
/usr/ports/distfiles.

If you are installing a binary package just type 'pkg_add
/pathtofile/file.tgz' and awaya you go.

You need to read up on the website on how to install software on a freebsd
system. It seems you have done things the hard way. Commanly a simple
'make install' in the correct directory will do all the work for you.

Thank you,
Jason C. Wells



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