I'm very new to PC-BSD. I have just registered on this forum.
I have some experience with the Linux OS and know how to use the console / terminal to find and/or fix things and such or install packages, etcetera.
Also installing packages with the 'pkg' command works very well and don't have any problems with that.
I don't know if its okay I start a new thread about it or that I should post in already existing thread with similar problems. I apologize if I should post in another thread about this.
Anyway, here's my description of my problem:
With the Appcafe I can't seem to install anything. I get an error window and it states:
(I tried to install Audacity, an audio editor, but the error is showing with every PBI I try to install via Appcafe).
ERROR: Failed downloading PBI
I am from The Netherlands and the host command in a terminal produces this:
pkg.cdn.pcbsd.org is an alias for pkg.pcbsd.scaleengine.net.
pkg.pcbsd.scaleengine.net has address 126.96.36.199
pkg.pcbsd.scaleengine.net has address 188.8.131.52
I have read a similar thread about this problem and there was a user from Germany who has or had the same problem.
The geographic location of The Netherlands is right next to (to the left) Germany.
Maybe it might be a issue only in certain parts of Europe ?
Some more details about my internet connection:
I am very certain that I have a very stable internet connection (120 mbit cable).
Since I'm with my current ISP (since about 2 years) I didn't experience any problems whatsoever or just very minor connection problems when there is a major maintenance from the ISP on the network.
I am not behind a router, so my computer is directly connected to the cable modem (I'm having a problem with a router that is broken I think). So, I'm sure that there are no misconfigured ports or anything. And the cable modem is not a router modem and is not accessible by users, only by the ISP. I do have a dynamic IP and not a static one.
Anyway, sorry for my lengthy post and that my first post is about a problem.
I would like to state that besides the PBI download the OS itself is running very smooth and fast. I don't experience any software errors or system errors (at least not that I'm aware of).
So, I am very happy to be a PC-BSD user and have a very positive experience with this operating system. Its just the PBI or the CDN servers that won't cooperate for now.
Thanks in advance for reading and or commenting and I understand if the problems can't be fixed straight away. I'm going to be patient and see what happens. Meanwhile I install software via the 'pkg' command in the terminal, if that's possible. But I hope that I can use the PBI again for certain installations.
Thanks for reading and/or commenting in advance.