What are the exact "road blocks" that you mentioned earlier?
Heres what I got:
# mtools-3.9.8.tar.gz doesnt seem to exist in /usr/ports/distfiles
This could probably just be an internet configuration error, but seeing how
your were able to ftp onto a site successfully, this probably isn't the case.
I didnt ftp from FreeBSD, I had to go back to windows to ftp, then I went
FreeBSD, and copied mtools-3.9.8.tar.gz form my dos partition to
/usr/ports/distfiles and ran make again. This time it got past
mtools-3.9.8.tar.gz, but got this message:
#mtools-3.9.8-20011127.diff.gz doesnt seem to exist in /usr/ports/distfiles
So I went back to windows, and downloaded this file, and then went back to
FreeBSD and continued the installation only to get another message similar to
this on. I understand that in order for this port to run, others have to be
installed, but this back and forth thing between widows and FreeBSD, is a
little cumbersome, and I just thought that when I installed the ports
collection they would have everything on them I needed to compile a program
Run "make install && make clean" while in the proper directory and
connected to the internet, or having a CD-ROM that has all of the port's
Does the 4.5 install disk have the tarballs on them? I wasnt able to find
them, and this is what led me to the ealier part of this email and my original
email. Hopedully I didn't confuse the matter too much.
Best wishes, and thanx, Desmond
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