December 10th, 2005, 16:33
When I try to do a pkg_add -r kde3, I get an error message about 'file not found' on the ftp site.

Any suggestions on fixing this?

Also when using xfce4 and I press Ctrl-Alt-Fn key, I can't get to a console screen.

Are there some other key combination for this?

I'm still using Freebsd 5.3 Release.


December 10th, 2005, 17:23

You could try setting PACKAGESITE to

It looks like the 5.3 package tree is no longer on the main distribution site, thus the error youre getting. You could always upgrade to 5.4 too (;

If that doesn't work I would find the filenames pkg_add is looking for, google them and add them manually I guess if the remote option isnt working.

Hope this helps.

December 11th, 2005, 04:49
I will add that packagesite and see what happens. 5.3 can't be upgraded to the 6.0 version?


December 12th, 2005, 15:26
5.3 can be upgraded to 6.0. You may have to update to 5.4 before hand, but it should still be possible.