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Old 15th April 2010
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I have problems with open source. I have a Dell Inspiron 537 n series which came with Ubuntu 9.04 installed. The ethernet adaptor is a Realtek 8169/8169S/8110S based PCI adapter (re). I have been unable to download
Desktop BSD, PC BSD, and every livecd that I have attempted including Gparted. I have been able to download OpenBSD 4.6 and FreeBSD 8.0, but I can't make them work either. With OpenBSD I used dhcp for my cable modem
and it got results, but I could not get anywhere with the ethernet card. When it was loaded, I could ping websites, but I could not get into the ftp site to obtain packages (not found). As for FreeBSD, I could not
find a combination of addresses that would get me to the internet. Rtfm? I have, and have read much of, three books on UNIX, five books on FreeBSD, two books on BSD, and one book on OpenBSD. Any help out there? I
also have a suggestion for a new category for the forum to consider. Troubleshooting. When a person has a problem, he could post in Troubleshooting. Anyone who wants to help, but without a verbose explanation, could
suggest page number and chapter number in a book or the Handbook or FAQ.

Thanks for your consideration.
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Old 15th April 2010
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The OpenBSD installation procedure is described in http://openbsd.org/faq/faq4.html
Where did you get stuck?

Re: troubleshooting section

Nearly all forums sections are about troubleshooting, so IMHO no special section for that purpose is needed
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Old 16th April 2010
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With OpenBSD I used dhcp for my cable modem
and it got results, but I could not get anywhere with the ethernet card.
Are you connecting to your cable modem via an Ethernet cable? Please provide the complete output of the following command:

$ ifconfig
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When it was loaded, I could ping websites, but I could not get into the ftp site to obtain packages (not found).
Be sure to read & understand Section 15.2 of the FAQ, first. If you still have questions, provide the value of the following:

$ echo $PKG_PATH

Lastly, tell us which mirror site you were using.
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Old 26th April 2010
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Default Slow progress

Thanks for the advice on ifconfig. Below is the result for Ubuntu and the addresses for eth1 are the same as those for OpenBSD 4.6.

Code:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:25:64:04:50:e9  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:253 Base address:0xa000 

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:08:0e:c5:d0:e3  
          inet addr:67........  Bcast:67.........  Mask:255.........
          inet6 addr: fe80::208:eff:fec5:d0e3/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:338 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:35 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:18804 (18.8 KB)  TX bytes:5280 (5.2 KB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:480 (480.0 B)  TX bytes:480 (480.0 B)
Following is the result of OpenBSD ifconfig. Since I could not print it out, I copied what I thought was necessary.

Code:
re0   flags=8843<up,broadcast,running,simplex,multicast> mtu 1500
      lladder all0
      media: ethernet autoselect (none)
      status: no carrier
      inet 67........  Mask:hex  Bcast:67.........

cdce0 flags=8843<up,broadcast,running,simplex,multicast> mtu 1500
      groups: dhcp egress
      inet 67........  Mask:hex(different than re0)  Bcast:67.........
I loaded OpenBSD two different ways since my posting. First I configured just the cable modem. Next I configured both the cable modem, cdce0, using dhcp, and the ethernet card, re0, using addresses from Ubuntu. I could ping websites,
but I could not get into the OpenBSD ftp site to obtain packages (not found). But with both of the above mentioned loading methods I could get into a FreeBSD site. I was connected to moss.cse.buffaloedu. This is one reason I didn't
include the above information completely. I forgot to enter echo $pkg_path. To get to this forum I have to reload Ubuntu.

Tanks again.

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I could ping websites,
but I could not get into the OpenBSD ftp site to obtain packages (not found).
Two questions:
  • What mirrors are you using?
  • How are you attempting to obtain packages?
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Here is what I entered: "//ftp.openbsd.org/pub/openbsd/4.6/packages/" and "pkg_add
-v ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/openbsd/4.6/packages/i386/<package>".

However, when I entered "ftp -a ftp2.freebsd.org" I was connected to "moss.cse.buffalo.edu".

I have an openbsd 4.6 disc I downloaded from the internet. And no, I did not do a checksum. That's beyond my capabilies presently.
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Here is what I entered: "//ftp.openbsd.org/pub/openbsd/4.6/packages/" and "pkg_add
-v ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/openbsd/4.6/packages/i386/<package>".
If you are manually connecting to an ftp site followed by issuing pkg_add(1), this is incorrect. Section 15.2 of the FAQ describes the necessary sequence of steps.
  • You will get a faster response if you connect to a mirror site geographically close to you. The list of available mirrors can be found at the following:

    http://openbsd.org/ftp.html
  • As an example, if the master site is closest, assign PKG_PATH:

    $ export PKG_PATH=ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/4.6/packages/i386/

    The path is case-sensitve. If you defined the path as quoted above using all lowercase characters, this may be the reason you received a "not found" response.
  • The export command used is specific to the shell where the command was issued. pkg_add(1) must be executed as root. This can be done in one of three ways:
    • Use su(1).
    • Use sudo(8) (preferred).
    • Log in as root (not recommended).
    For example, if you want to install Python, which is primarily defined by python-2.5.4p1.tgz, issue the following:

    $ echo $PKG_PATH

    This should display the exact string entered earlier. Now, install the desired application via pkg_add(1):

    $ sudo pkg_add -v python-2.5.4p1
  • If you have problems with sudo(8), respond back & one of us will help with its configuration. Otherwise as a temporary fix, you can log in as root, ensure that PKG_PATH is correctly set, followed by issuing the pkg_add(1) command. Recognize that routinely logging in as root is not considered a best practice in the Unix world.
Again, the FAQ can be your friend.
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However, when I entered "ftp -a ftp2.freebsd.org" I was connected to "moss.cse.buffalo.edu".
To promote clarify & avoid confusion, we will continue to discuss package installation on OpenBSD in this thread. If you want to discuss installing applications on FreeBSD, start a new thread in the FreeBSD forae at this same site.
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