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Re: Installed latest version 3.4, no mouse, firefox 19.0.2 not compiling, any advice or suggestions?

From: Antonio Olivares <olivares14031@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 9 May 2013 06:38:42 -0500

Dear sir,

I cd'ed to /usr/ and ran
# make pkgsrc-update
and I get

cd /usr/pkgsrc && git pull
fatal:  Unable to look up git.dragonflybsd.org (port 9418) (hostname
nor servname provided, or not known)
*** Error code 1

make:  stopped in /usr

If it starts up, after this, is there a tool like portmaster here?
i.e, one that updates all ports on the ports tree?


I am tracking stable repo 2013-Q1 in case it is important.

Best Regards,


On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 9:17 PM, Justin Sherrill
<justin@shiningsilence.com> wrote:
> Adding firefox from the URLs above will work the same for you as
> building it - just won't take as long.  Why it's failing to build I
> don't know, but if we can just install the prebuilt binary, it'll get
> you what you want.
> I thought my moused idea was it; I had to do it today when setting up
> a virtual install.  I suppose trying my earlier idea of changing
> xorg.conf's mouse entry to ums0 or sysmouse may do it.  It's probably
> already sysmouse.
> If you cd to /usr and type 'make', you will see all the options for
> getting new src or pkgsrc files.
> On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 4:29 PM, Antonio Olivares
> <olivares14031@gmail.com> wrote:
>> moused_enable="YES"
>> is already in /etc/rc.conf and I ran
>> # rcenable moused start
>> and it says that it is already started.  I run startx and mouse
>> pointer is at center and does not move :(
>> I will try to add the firefox again, but I want to build it with
>> pkgsrc.  How do I sync again the new files to see if I can get the
>> 20.0.1 version of firefox?
>> a git pull within /usr/pkgsrc/ directory as root?
>> I apologize for asking since I am more acustomed to running portsnap
>> fetch extract.. from freebsd ports system.
>> Best Regards && Thanks for advice to all who have provided feedback/advice.
>> Antonio
>> On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 1:24 PM, Justin Sherrill
>> <justin@shiningsilence.com> wrote:
>>> Scratch what I said about the mouse - put:
>>> moused_enable="YES"
>>> into /etc/rc.conf, and run
>>> /etc/rc.d/moused start
>>> and the mouse should work.  This is what I just had to do now,
>>> experimenting manually.
>>> On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 10:28 AM, Justin Sherrill
>>> <justin@shiningsilence.com> wrote:
>>>> The errors that kept firefox from working would be useful, but in the
>>>> meantime: You can download a pre-built (pkgsrc, not dports) version of
>>>> firefox-19 with:
>>>> (if you are on i386)
>>>> http://avalon.dragonflybsd.org/packages/i386/DragonFly-3.4/stable/All/firefox-19.0.2.tgz
>>>> (if you are on x86_64)
>>>> pkg_radd http://avalon.dragonflybsd.org/packages/x86_64/DragonFly-3.4/stable/All/firefox-19.0.2.tgz
>>>> For the mouse...  I'm guessing, but: look at your xorg.conf and set
>>>> /dev/sysmouse for the pointer device?   If that doesn't work, maybe
>>>> /dev/ums0 instead?
>>>> On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 8:16 AM, Antonio Olivares
>>>> <olivares14031@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Dear folks,
>>>>> I am new to DragonFlyBSD, but with some experience in FreeBSD.  I read
>>>>> the handbook about using pkgsrc which is somehow related to the ports
>>>>> tree.  I did a git pull and pulled the ports tree and installed
>>>>> successfully xfce via bmake install clean, but when I run startx,
>>>>> mouse does not move, it is a usb mouse.  I want to install firefox so
>>>>> I switch to
>>>>> # cd /usr/pkgsrc/www/firefox
>>>>> and run
>>>>> # bmake install clean
>>>>> and I get errors.
>>>>> I am unfamiliar with pkgsrc as to update the tree, in FreeBSD, we use
>>>>> portsnap fetch * to update the tree, but here I am kind of lost.  I
>>>>> know that there exits dport but I prefer the ports tree structure so I
>>>>> want to use pkgsrc but if there is an idiot proof way to install
>>>>> firefox then I am all ears.
>>>>> Thanks & Best Regards,
>>>>> Antonio

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