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Old 11-19-2012, 03:52 AM
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Default 9.1-RC3 meta-pkg manager configuration issue
[note - this was posted to the 9.1 testing list]

I installed a fresh copy of RC3 using the USB LITE file. After a default install (which uses LXDE), I wanted to add KDE on the system.

Using the PC-BSD Control panel - > system manager -> system packages (tab) --> Desktops -> KDE -> apply.
It returned the error message that meta-pkg manager returned an error.

The referenced logfile /tmp/.pc-metapkgmanager.log had the message:
Pending Meta-Package changes: 15
ERROR: the pkg location /9.1-RC3/amd64/netinstall/metapackages/pcbsd/packages/ does not exist.

There isn't this named directory on the PC, but it isn't clear how to get it configured.

I am able to connect to the internet and download apps via the AppCafe, which is obviously separate, but at least indicates the networking is configured.

Suggestions on how to locate the metapackages?
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:03 AM
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update - using the command line pc-metapkgmanager gives more useful error messages. It tries to access various mirrors automatically, which give the similar error message that the package location does not exist. This now appears to be more likely a temporary lack of mirrored packages rather than a bug.

Last edited by philv; 11-19-2012 at 04:06 AM. Reason: typographical error.
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