When I started playing around with FreeBSD (releases 4.3 and 4.4),
ports worked like a dream. cd to the directory, make install and
everything always went smoothly. Even huge apps like KDE and Gnome.
Since I started using 4.5, I get nothing but checksum errors when
installing ALMOST ANY PORT larger than x11/wrapper. A couple of the
more recent failed installs have been www/mozilla and x11-wm/wmaker.
I've tried doing:
but it seems that the checksum errors may be occuring in files other
the ones obtained by "make fetch". My questions are (1) is there any
easy fix for this behavior that I've missed? (2) is this occuring
because of updated ports or the updated FreeBSD release? (3) how does
everyone else typically deal with this problem?
I install packages when I can, but would really like to know why I
can't get ports to work anymore. I don't have a ton of experience
with FreeBSD, so forgive me if I'm forgetting something obvious. I've
searched Usenet for answers and finally decided to post. I'll be
happy to provide more info if needed :)
Thanks in advance,