installing nslint – debug your DNSsee also dnswalk.
26 July 1998I checked my 2.2.5 CDs for nslint but it wasn’t there. So I went to ftp.freebsd.org and checked out the cd /pub/FreeBSD/ports/net/ and looked for nslint. I found a directory, but that’s not what I need. I wanted a .tar file. I remembered it was somewhere else. I went back up the tree and found distfiles. That’s where I found nslint-2.0a5.tar.Z. I retrieved it from the FTP server it and then continued as below.
tar -xvf nslint-2.0a5.tar
Well, that didn’t work. And there’s no instructions. So I posted a message to the mailing list.
27 July 1998A reply on the mailing list suggests I try a package instead. So I grabbed nslint-2.0a4.tgz from ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/packages/net. Then I do the following:
bash# pkg_add nslint-2.0a4.tgz
tar: Could not create file bin/nslint : Is it a directory
missing: ./share/nls/sl_SI.ISO_8859-2 (created)
Well, that doesn’t make *any* sense to me. Ahh well.
Out of desperation, I type nslint. I get: bash: nslint: is a directory. Hmmm. Where is that directory? I ask on Undernet #freebsd. Well, I asked, but I found it anyways. It was in /usr/local/bin. I delete that directory and try the package install again. Now I get:
pkg_add: package 'nslint-2.0a4' already recorded as installed
Bummer. How do unrecord that install? Ahhh, I’ll check the pkg_add man pages. There I found the following bit of information:
10. After installation is complete, a copy of the packing list,
deinstall script, description, and display files are copied into
/var/db/pkg/_pkg-name_ for subsequent possible use by pkg_delete(1).
Any package dependencies are recorded in the other packages’
/var/db/pkg/_other-pkg_/+REQUIRED_BY file (if the environment vari